"Real World" Star In Nightclub Scrum
A star of MTV's "Real World" was arrested early Saturday morning (2/22) and charged with assault and resisting arrest after he took a swing at a bar manager during a North Carolina fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Smoking Gun has learned.
Alton Williams, 23, was popped after he became rowdy during the charity event at Bar Charlotte, said Keith Bridges, a spokesperson for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. According to a police incident report, a verbal altercation with patrons resulted in Williams becoming "physically aggressive." When bouncers tried to cool things down by removing Williams to an office, he started to fight with bar management, "scratching, biting, and using abusive language."
Jason Cain, a Bar Charlotte manager, told TSG that after Williams threw a punch at him--which missed--he called cops, who arrived and arrested the "Real World" star. Williams was taken from the club in handcuffs, as some of the 800 patrons took photos of the perp walk. As he exited Bar Charlotte in police custody at about 12:50 AM, Williams was accompanied to a squad car by fellow castmate Irulan, with whom he started a relationship during the reality TV show's recent filming in Las Vegas.
Three other cast members--Steven, Trishelle, and Brynn--also attended the Make-A-Wish benefit, which featured the MTV figures serving as celebrity bartenders, signing autographs, and posing for photos. According to Cain, a bar employee told him that Williams was heard complaining about being paraded around the nightclub like a "sideshow freak."
Williams, whose mug shot you'll find below, spent three hours in the Charlotte clink before he was released on $3000 bond. He is scheduled to appear on March 13 in Mecklenburg County Superior Court for a hearing on the misdemeanor counts. Williams is not the first "Real World" participant with a rap sheet. His fellow castmate, Frank Roessler, was popped in 2001 for criminal mischief. And Stephen Williams, a member of 1998's Seattle cast, was nailed for prostitution and car theft. (1 page)