Former "Bachelorette" star Kasey Kahl is behind bars on charges of hitting a couple outside a night club. Kahl was allegedly under the influence of paint thinner when the incident took place earlier this year.
Six months after the January 15th incident, prosecutors were finally able to decide that there was enough evidence against Kahl that could prove him guilty of the assault involving a guy and a girl. Charges were filed and Kahl was arrested on Friday.
Officers looking into the matter believe that the 29-year-old was high on alcohol and paint thinning drug when he beat up a man, named Richard Cheney, outside a Fresno California club. Once done with the guy, Kahl went on to bash his girlfriend, Renee Idsinga, in the face, inflicting serious injuries, according to a TMZ report.
Kahl has been charged with two counts of felony assault, one count of battery with serious bloody injuries and one count of public intoxication.
Idsinga claims that she was outside the club with her boyfriend when Kahl showed up. He started talking to her about sleeping with one of her friends. When Richard told him to stop talking to his girlfriend, he got violent. In the police report, Idsinga claims that Kahl punched Richard several times in his face and then hit her on her nose when she scratched his neck while trying to pull him off her boyfriend.
When the police arrived at the club around 2:00 am in the morning, the club owner pointed toward Kahl, telling the police that the club security had detained him since the fight broke out. Since Kahl was not in a position to take care of himself in the public, he was taken under custody, according to a report by Daily Mail.
The reality star was later on released until some more evidence on the matter surfaced.
Kahl is due in court next month and if convicted on all counts, he could face up to 8 years behind bars. His attorney issued a statement, claiming that his client was innocent and the accused alleged victims were only trying to get their “15 minutes of fame.”
Karl told TMZ that he was only acting in self-defense after being provoked in altercation and fervently denies having huffed paint thinning drug called toluene. He also insists that the police didn’t submit him to a blood test after the arrest.