Brooks, 22, was taken into custody at 12:23 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at the Monroe County Justice Center in Tennessee, In Touch confirms. He is being held with no bond and his court date is scheduled for Monday, April 18. This is a developing story.
On March 29, the former reality TV star was released from the same jail following his March 3 arrest for unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon, In Touch exclusively confirmed at the time. The charge against him was then dropped due to lack of witnesses.
His arrest and charges for unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon were in connection to incidents that took place on March 1 and March 3. According to the police report exclusively obtained by In Touch, the arresting officer conducted a vehicle search on Brooks while patrolling a Walmart parking lot in Madisonville, Tennessee, and allegedly found a firearm concealed insider a black ski mask in a Subway sandwich bag in his car. He was detained and transported to the Monroe County Justice Center.
The former reality star appeared in court on March 15, at 9:00 a.m. for the charge.
Just two days prior, Brooks was charged with criminal trespassing after he was spotted on the camera system at Walmart. He was “previously banned from the property due to shoplifting,” on January 16, according to the police report obtained by In Touch. He appeared in court for that charge on March 14, and the charge against him was also dropped on March 29 due to lack of witnesses.
Despite his recent charges, this isn’t his first run-in with the law. Brooks has faced multiple legal troubles dating back to 2018.
On October 2, 2020, he was charged with a felony of reckless endangerment, underage possession of alcohol, violation of probation and a felony for evading arrest. He pled guilty to evading arrest, simple possession of a scheduled 6 and financial responsibility.
Nearly six months beforehand, he was arrested for criminal impersonation, two counts of contributing to a minor and for violating his probation on April 25, 2020 — resulting from a previous charge of property theft of over $1,000, dated on September 30, 2018.
The Sheriff’s Office reportedly found marijuana and alcohol in a car that was driven by Brooks’ friend, and he gave the wrong name and age to the police when he was questioned, according to The Sun. As a result, he agreed to a plea deal and was found guilty of contributing to a minor and criminal impersonation.
In July 2020, Beaver revealed her former flame had been released from prison by sharing a snap of him in the backseat of a car via her Instagram Stories.
“Guess who’s out?” she captioned the Story at the time.
The pair had a rocky relationship ever since their daughter, Hazelee, was born in February 2019. Her pregnancy was documented when Beaver first joined the Young & Pregnant cast in September 2019. However, she claimed that Brooks’ friend Jacob Russell was the father of her baby at the time.
In January 2020, the MTV personality revealed that Brooks was, in fact, Hazelee’s biological father.
“I’ve known my baby’s father from the jump,” she wrote via her Instagram Stories that month. “Quit asking me who her dad is. Her father is clearly Drew.”
Beaver continued, “I just said she was Jacob’s because I was [dumb] and wanted a family so bad, and Drew didn’t want to be there for her and Jacob did. I literally lived with Drew and had JUST broke up with him when I found out I was pregnant.”
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