Below Deck Reality Star Allegedly Got into Fight, Punched Officer Who Tried to Break It Up
26th December 2018

A cast member of the Bravo reality show Below Deck was arrested Saturday in Florida on multiple charges, PEOPLE confirms.

Ross Inia, 30, a deckhand on the show’s sixth season, was charged with disorderly intoxication, battery on a law enforcement officer and harming a public servant, according to Palm Beach County jail records.

He was arrested at 3:21 a.m. Saturday and released at 6:40 p.m. after posting $15,000 bond, the jail records show.

An arrest report obtained by the Sun-Sentinel alleges that Ross and two other men were fighting, and when a West Palm Beach police officer attempted to break up the fight, Ross allegedly punched the officer in the face and on the shoulder.

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Fox News reports that Inia and his co-star Jaoa Franco were posting videos to Instagram of themselves drinking at a local bar which have since been deleted.

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In one later video, Franco said, “Ross is in jail … and we’ve been looking for him four hours and counting.”

In another one later, Franco said, “We’ve been told we cannot find Ross — apparently it’s going to take between five to ten hours just to process him.”

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The Sun-Sentinel reports that Inia is a native of New Zealand.

It was not immediately clear if he has entered pleas to the charges against him or retained a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.

Below Deck debuted in 2013. It follows crew members who work and live on a mega-yacht in an exotic locale during charter season.

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