Internet star Cameron Dallas arrested in Aspen, charged with felony assault
An actor and internet personality with millions of online followers was arrested early Saturday morning at an Aspen hotel after allegedly punching another man and breaking his nose, police said.
Cameron Dallas, 24, of Whittier, Calif., was charged with felony second-degree assault with intent to cause bodily injury and was later released from the Pitkin County Jail after posting a $5,000 bond, according to an Aspen police news release and court records.
Aspen police officers responded to an ambulance call at the Hyatt Residence Club Grand Aspen at 5:10 a.m. Saturday and “found a man bleeding from injuries to his face,” the release states. That unidentified man told police he had been assaulted.
Officers investigated the claim and later arrested Dallas, who was staying at the hotel, according to the release.
Dallas allegedly punched the other man in the face and broke his nose, Aspen Police Sgt. Rick Magnuson said Sunday. Aspen Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn refused Monday to release any other details about the incident.
Dallas has millions of followers on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube and has appeared in the movies “Expelled” and “The Outfield.” He also has a singing career and currently stars in a Netflix reality TV show called “Chasing Cameron.”
In a tweet Monday late afternoon, Dallas wrote that “sometimes in life you find yourself in a situation where you have to protect yourself and the people you care about.”
Unfortunately sometimes in life you find yourself in a situation where you have to protect yourself and the people you care about, have a safe and happy new year, 2019 is going to be an amazing one. pic.twitter.com/VlYur8qyPU
— Cameron Dallas (@camerondallas) December 31, 2018
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with a social media response from Cameron Dallas.
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
Kerri Johnson, who is serving time for role in Aspen embezzlement case, released from jail over COVID-19 concerns
The wife of former Aspen Skiing Co. executive Derek Johnson was released from jail early Thursday over concerns with the virus pandemic, though she will have to serve the remainder of her 90-day sentence.