Who is Hayes Grier? 'DWTS' alum, 21, arrested over robbery that left victim with brain damage

Who is Hayes Grier? 'DWTS' alum, 21, arrested over robbery that left victim with brain damage
Hayes Grier, an internet personality and former 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant, was arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina over a violent robbery (Instagram@hayesgrier)

Former Vine star and now a successful influencer Hayes Grier shocked his fans when he got arrested on robbery, conspiracy, and assault charges on Friday, July 30 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 21-year-old influencer was arrested and booked into jail as confirmed by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

According to the documents obtained by TMZ, Hayes Grier was arrested in Charlotte on warrants out of Encino, California. The ‘Dancing With The Stars’ alum is now facing three separate charges i.e. felony conspiracy, common law robbery, and assault causing serious bodily injury. Grier is accused of brutally assaulting William Markolf last Monday, July 26, before stealing his phone worth $1200. The attack apparently left the victim with serious brain damage and other serious injuries like a broken left orbital bone, bruised ribs, bleeding from the back of the head, loss of hearing and more. Renowned influencers like Haneen Hossam, Dina Stars, Yoseline Hoffman, and Stas Reeflay were also arrested recently for different reasons.
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Who is Hayes Grier?

Hayes Grier’s full name is Benjamin Hayes Grier and he shot to fame with his Vine videos in 2013. He was also spotted on the 21st season of the reality show ‘Dancing With The Stars’ where he partnered with Emma Slate. Grier was the youngest male contestant on the show when he entered the contest at the age of 15. The well-known influencer is the brother of Carolina Panthers backup quarterback Will Grier. And, interestingly, their younger brother Nash was also a popular Vine star back in the day. Hayes currently enjoys more than 880,000 YouTube subscribers and 5.6 million followers on Instagram.  The Grier family was seen in their own reality show on the Verizon Go90 app, called ‘Top Grier’ which lasted for three seasons. Hayes Grier was also seen on Hulu TV’s ‘Freakish’ season one.

Circling back to his case, Hayes is currently out on bail after posting a $17,500 bond. TMZ reported that an individual named Luke Foushee is also involved in the crime, however, he is yet to be arrested. People magazine reported that Grier is due back in court at 9 am on Monday, August 2, according to the Charlotte Observer.


‘Nothing can surprise me anymore’

Since Hayes Grier enjoys a massive social media following, reactions poured in as soon as the news of him getting arrested hit the Internet. Speaking on the same, one user stated, “Nothing can surprise me anymore after seeing hayes grier trending in 2021 for facing 3 felonies. we are so far from the original plot of the movie.” Another user posted, “People tweeting "I can't believe Hayes Grier was arrested"..."he's cute" or "I liked him". Good looking does not automatically equal good person.”
The next one tweeted, “Hayes Grier has been charged with THREE felonies… i expect this behavior from taylor and carter” followed by an emoticon of a loudly crying face. Meanwhile, one user shared, “If Hayes Grier goes to jail, with those lips & that big butt, he gonna get turned out real fast.” Another person added, “Hayes Grier getting arrested was not on my 2021 bingo card but here we are.” While one concluded, “Hayes Grier getting arrested doesn’t even shock me we are literally living in a simulation.”














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