We reported last week that fan favorite Storage Wars couple Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz appear to have split after being together for nearly two decades. Unfortunately for Jarrod, the break up isn’t the only bad thing that has happened this year as he was also charged in July for resisting an officer.
According to court records, the incident happened in Lake Forest, California on July 12. I contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, but was informed that they could not provide any details about the incident because the case is still open. The representative could not even confirm if Jarrod was actually arrested or merely issued a citation for the incident.
The criminal complaint, which was filed on July 31, does not provide any specific details either, although it does list the names of three officers involved. Here are details on the statute that Jarrod allegedly violated:
Every person who willfully resists, delays, or obstructs any public officer…in the discharge or attempt to discharge any duty of his or her office or employment, when no other punishment is prescribed, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.
The charge is a misdemeanor, and Jarrod is scheduled for an arraignment next week. We will continue to monitor the case and update if there are any major developments.
It’s unknown how the timing of Brandi and Jarrod’s apparent split lines up with the resisting an officer charge. Did they break up before or after?
As far as Jarrod’s activities at the time of his arrest, it’s unclear where he was on July 12 based on his social media posts. The following night, however, he was in attendance at MC Hammer’s House Party Tour at the FivePoint Amphitheater in Irvine.
The recent legal troubles are nothing new for Jarrod. He was previously sentenced to 16 months in state prison for a felony drug possession charge in 1997. Two of Jarrod’s mug shot photos from that year were later uncovered and posted online:
A source told Reality Weekly in 2012 that the time behind bars was a life-changing event for the future reality star. “Living alongside the murderers and rapists made him realize he was going down the same path. He’s not a bad guy. He went through a dark few years there and drugs were at the root.”
Let’s hope Jarrod isn’t heading back down that dangerous path.
Asa Hawks is a writer and editor for Starcasm. You can contact Asa via Twitter, Facebook, or email at starcasmtips(at)yahoo.com