YouTube Star Cameron Dallas Arrested on Assault Charge

Internet personality tweets his mugshot with the message, “Unfortunately sometimes in life you find yourself in a situation where you have to protect yourself and the people you care about”

YouTube personality Cameron Dallas was arrested on an assault charge over the weekend in Colorado, a spokesman for the Aspen Police Department told TheWrap on Tuesday.

According to a press release issued by the police department, on Dec. 29 at 5:10 a.m., officers were dispatched to an ambulance call at the Hyatt Residences Grand Aspen, where they found a man bleeding from injuries to his face. The man said that he had been assaulted, and on further investigation, officers arrested Dallas, 24, who was staying as a guest at the hotel.

Dallas was arrested on a charge of second-degree assault, a fourth-degree felony. He was released on a $5,000 bond, with a scheduled court appearance on Jan. 22.

TheWrap has reached out to Dallas’ management for comment.

On Monday, Dallas posted his mugshot to his Twitter account in a tweet suggesting that he had acted in self-defense.

“Unfortunately sometimes in life you find yourself in a situation where you have to protect yourself and the people you care about, have a safe and happy new year, 2019 is going to be an amazing one,” Dallas wrote.