An actor known for his long run on the lifeguard drama “Baywatch” was arrested over the weekend in connection with an alleged stabbing. The Los Angeles Times reports that Jeremy Jackson was arrested “on suspicion of fleeing after stabbing a man in Westlake, only to be found the next day prowling the same neighborhood, police said.”
He was arrested Saturday and was reportedly released on bail later in the day after being accused of assault with a deadly weapon, the story reports, citing L.A. police Det. Joe Rios.
Jackson played Hobie Buchannon, the son of David Hasselhoff’s character Mitch Buchannon, for eight seasons during the syndicated run of the 1990s series “Baywatch.”
“Police said it started Friday when officers received a call that someone stabbed a man with a knife in the 1600 block of 7th Street,” the Times reports. “The man suffered a stab wound to his left upper torso and was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, Rios said.”
Jackson later told TMZ.com that the incident took place at a wild party and was a case of self-defense.
Jackson described a party he threw in a rented Airbnb. “During the shindig, he says a guy showed up, beat him up and robbed him to the tune of $2,300,” TMZ reports.
Later, according to Jackson’s account told to TMZ, another man turned up, purportedly to help Jackson get his money back.
“He says the guy showed up but then turned on him and tried robbing him as well,” TMZ reports. “Jeremy says the guy pulled a gun, and in self defense he pulled a buck knife from his jeans and stabbed the guy in the stomach area and arms. The guy dropped the gun and ran.”