Social media influencer Hayes Grier, whose real name is Benjamin Hayes Grier, has been arrested after a violent robbery.
According to public documents from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, the 21-year-old social media star was detained Friday, July 30, in Charlotte on warrants out of Encino, California.
Grier is facing three separate charges: felony conspiracy, common law robbery, and assault causing serious bodily injury.
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The alleged attack left the victim with what Charlotte police describe as serious injuries, including brain damage.
According to reports, Markolf was left with countless injuries that cops say included a broken left orbital bone, brain damage, bruised ribs, bleeding from the back of the head, loss of hearing and more.
Grier is reported to have conspired on the alleged attack with another person named Luke Foushee, who has not yet been arrested.
Grier shot to stardom on the now-defunct social media platform, Vine at a very young age. Once the video app closed down, he continued his viral fame on Instagram and YouTube. He appeared on “Dancing With The Stars” in 2015.
Many people on Twitter were SHOCKED by the unexpected and horrible news.
One person tweeted, “hayes grier getting arrested and facing 3 felonies is definitely not something I was expecting in 2021-.”
Another wrote, “NOT HAYES GRIER GETTING ARRESTED pls I wasn’t ready for this news.”
“Haven’t seen the name Hayes Grier in so long and I did not expect seeing it like this today”
Haven’t seen the name Hayes Grier in so long and I did not expect seeing it like this today pic.twitter.com/lWC9CzCJN7
— hot girl jo❤️🔥 (@sicssorluv) July 31, 2021
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