Weekend co-anchor had requested time off for personal reasons on May 14
Fox News Channel’s Gregg Jarrett has been arrested in Minneapolis-St. Paul airport on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing the legal process.
Jarrett, who has been on leave from the network, was taken to Hennepin Count Jail in Minneapolis, where he was being held on a $300 bond, TheWrap has learned.
“We were made aware late last night that Gregg Jarrett was arrested in Minneapolis yesterday and charged with a misdemeanor,” a Fox spokesperson said in a statement Thursday. “He is dealing with serious personal issues at this time. A date at which Gregg might return to air has yet to be determined.”
Jarrett was arrested at approximately 12:30 p.m. at Northern Lights Grill in the main terminal of the airport, according to Patrick Hogan, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Airports Commission. Police were initially called about an intoxicated man in the bar.
On May 14, it was reported that Jarrett had requested time off from Fox News Channel for personal reasons. He had been co-anchoring the weekend show “America’s News HQ,” as well as filling in during the week on various programs.