Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was took into custody early Friday morning, TMZ reports, off-again girlfriend Jen Harley and chasing her with a knife before officer used a taser to take him into custody.
The outlet reported that the contentious couple got into an argument just after 2:30 a.m. . at a rental home in L.A. that quickly got out of hand. TMZ reports that law enforcements allege Ortiz-Magro allegedly slapped and punched Harley, who called for help.
It’s unclear who called 911, but officer reportedly received several calls about her being in distress. The MTV personality allegedly began to chase his girlfriend while holding a knife and 18-month-old daughter Ariana, telling Harley to get back in the house. Ortiz-Magro eventually dropped the knife and locked himself and his daughter in the house, the outlet reports, not responding to officer when they arrived on the scene.
Eventually, officers chose to b-reak down the door, but Ortiz-Magro was allegedly still resisting and was tased into submission
While Harley and baby Ariana reportedly suffered no major wounds, Ortiz-Magro was taken to the medical institution to be checked out, after which he will be booked — under what future charges are unclear at this time. This isn’t the first time Ortiz-Magro and Harley have been involved in a physical altercation that ended with the officer being called.
Harley was facing home missuse charges herself in January after allegedly punching Ortiz-Magro in the face with an ashtray during a argue that b-roke after a night out, but had the case against her dropped when the reality personality refused to cooperate with officer
In June 2018, she was also took into custody on since-dropped family vi-olence charges after allegedly dragging Ortiz-Magro behind a car mid-argument.
Earlier this year, Ortiz-Magro revealed he had sought treatment for intoxicating liquor missuse issues in a 30-day facility. “I needed it. Too much s— was going on,” he said during a recent episode of Jersey Shore Family Vacation. “I was in it and I couldn’t see. … It took time to reset. I had to do what I had to do for myself, for the baby. We know the decisions I was making were not the decisions a father should make.”