Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett was arrested and jailed overnight following an incident at the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. According to the Star-Tribune, police were called to an airport bar & grill about an intoxicated man.
Officers reported Jarrett refused to follow orders and was arrested for obstruction of the legal process and taken to jail. Jarrett was released from custody shortly after 1:30 a.m. Thursday after a $300 bond was posted, according to Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office records. The records show he’s due in court on June 6.
“We were made aware late last night that Gregg Jarrett was arrested in Minneapolis yesterday and charged with a misdemeanor,” a Fox News spokesperson says. “He is dealing with serious personal issues at this time. A date at which Gregg might return to air has yet to be determined..”
In January viewers noticed odd behavior during one of Jarrett’s weekend shows. He has been off the air since mid-April. Fox News told us earlier this month Jarrett was taking some time off for “personal reasons.” The Hazeldon clinic for substance abuse is located in Center City, MN northeast of Minneapolis.
Jarrett, who is a lawyer, has been with FNC since 2002, joining from MSNBC where he was a weekday anchor. (Full disclosure: I was his senior producer at MSNBC).