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29 October 2019 02:43

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Supernatural star Jared Padalecki was arrested over the weekend and charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault following an argument at an Austin bar, an arrest affidavit reveals. Padelecki is not currently in custody, according to online records with the Travis County Jail, and production on the 15th and final season of his CW series Supernatural is not currently affected by his arrest. Texas native Padalecki has starred as Sam Winchester since the launch of Supernatural, which is about halfway through production on its its 20-episode Season 15, currently airing on the CW. The Austin resident was home on a planned break when the incident happened. He is not scheduled to be back at work in Vancouver, where Supernatural films, until later this week.

Police were called to the Stereotype bar at around 2 a.m. on October 27, where officers say Padelecki got into a verbal fight with some people inside the bar. He was taken into custody after he allegedly struck the bar's assistant manager and general manager in the face, after they had escorted him outside the establishment. His bond was set at $5,000, according to court documents. As Supernatural is winding down, Padalecki is next set to star and executive produce Walker, a reimagining of CBS' long-running 1990s action/crime series Walker, Texas Ranger. The series remains in development at the CW.

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The San Antonio-born star of Supernatural who's set to fill Chuck Norris' boots in a reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger was arrested early Sunday morning in Austin after allegedly assaulting two employees at a bar. Officers arrived at Stereotype, a bar on Rio Grande Street, between 5th and 6th streets, a few minutes after 2 a.m. after a man outside the place flagged them down while pointing to someone else who was bleeding from the head. Police found Padalecki standing outside, along with bystanders who were "making statements along the lines of 'take this guy to jail.'" Padalecki was smiling and laughing, according to police, and appeared to be intoxicated. Jared Padalecki is pictured in a booking photo provided by the Austin Police Department. (Austin Police Department) When officers asked the 37-year-old actor to come speak with them, he replied "No, I don't want to talk to you." Later, after he walked up to an officer and touched the officer on the chest, police handcuffed him, frisked him for weapons and put him in the back of a patrol car. According to the police report, an assistant manager at the bar told police that Padalecki, while intoxicated, had an argument with people inside the bar and the fight became physical. The manager, along with other employees, surrounded Padalecki and escorted him outside, according to court documents. The manager then walked back into the bar, but Padalecki followed him. Employees were trying to keep Padalecki outside when he struck the manager more than once in the face, the report says. The general manager of the bar, who arrived after Padalecki had been escorted outside, saw Padalecki "put his hands on" a doorman as he was attempting to get back inside. The manager pulled Padalecki off the doorman, he told police, causing Padalecki to fall to the ground. When he got up, Padalecki punched the manager in the face, police said. Police found the manager bleeding from his left eyebrow.A third employee backed up his coworkers' statements, telling police Padalecki was "the antagonist 100 percent." Jared Padalecki, right, stars as Sam and Jensen Ackles as Dean in the CW series 'Supernatural.' (Dean Buscher / The CW) The actor was charged with two counts of assault with injury, a class A misdemeanor. Bail for Padalecki was set at $5,000 for each count. According to records, Padalecki was not detained at the Travis County Jail on Monday. Padalecki is set to star in a reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger that's currently in the works at CBS TV studios, according to the Hollywood Reporter's Rick Porter. In it, he'll play Cordell Walker, the fictional D-FW-based member of the Texas Rangers who Chuck Norris portrayed in the original show, which ran from 1993 to 2001. Dubbed Walker, the new show is currently being shopped around to potential buyers, according to Porter. {"unitName":"dfpPosition1","display":"mobile","isMobile":false} hidden ad unit Padalecki gained fame as Dean Forester on Gilmore Girls, a role he played during the early 2000s. He now stars in the CW series Supernatural as Sam Winchester, the show's demon-hunting lead. It's now in the middle of its 15th — and final — season.