The actor who performed a troubled child in “Free Willy” has discovered himself in actual hassle as an grownup … we’ve realized he was arrested for home violence.
Law enforcement sources inform us former little one actor Jason James Richter was arrested Monday evening within the San Fernando Valley for misdemeanor home violence. He spent two nights in jail earlier than being launched Wednesday on $20,000 bail.
Richter’s individuals inform us he had an argument together with his girlfriend at round 7 PM at their residence. The girlfriend retreated to the bed room and locked the door. We’re informed Richter broke the door right down to get in. One supply says “it got physical” and he or she left.
Four hours later the girlfriend confirmed up on the police station and filed a report, claiming home violence.
Richter’s individuals inform us the girlfriend informed cops he grabbed her wrists, however we’re informed cops didn’t see any seen marks. Authorities inform TMZ the GF claimed he “grabbed her.”
Richter starred as “Jesse” in 1993’s “Free Willy” and its sequel “Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home” — by which he performed an orphan who befriends an orca at a water park, and ultimately units him free into the wild. The first flick additionally turned connected to certainly one of Michael Jackson‘s hit songs from the ’90s, “Will You Be There.”
Richter has been charged with one rely of vandalism for breaking the door and one other rely of battery on a big different with no bodily damage.
If convicted, he faces as much as a yr behind bars.