Meghan Markle's future sister-in-law arrested on assault charges after a fight with the Duchess' half brother
Thomas Markle Jr has been reported to have quite a tenuous relationship with his fiancée and this is the second time that Darlene has been arrested on suspicion of assault.
Meghan Markle's family has tended to hog the limelight a lot more since she became part of the royal household. For a while now sister Samantha Markle and father Thomas Markle have been doing all the talking regarding Meghan's wedding to Prince Harry and the fractured relationship the family shares. Now, however, Meghan has to deal with another embarrassment, thanks to her half-brother.
Future sister-in-law, Darlene Blount was arrested on suspicion of assault, as reported by Daily Mail. Darlene, who is the fiance of Thomas Markle Jr. was arrested in Grants Pass, Oregon, on Friday (July 20) on a charge of assault in the fourth degree. A deputy at Josephine County Jail told the tabloid that she was bailed on Saturday (July 21). Only some of the details of the incident are known. "Last night there was a domestic violence call at the home of Thomas Markle [Jr] and Darlene Blount. Darlene was arrested on assault charges," a source close to the pair told the tabloid.
Darlene and Thomas Markle Jr have been having plenty of relationship problems off late. Previously on New Year's day, cops were called to Thomas Jr's residence when Darlene told the 911 operator that he was being 'really f***ing weird' and was beating himself up. She claimed that Thomas was drunk and jealous as he thought she was 'f*** some dude' that she knew when out at a local bar. In the call, Darlene suggested that she was "scared" of her boyfriend because he was a "big guy" and could hurt her. At the same time, she stated that she feared he was mentally ill. However, when the police arrived at their place, they did not believe that Thomas Jr could have hurt himself. Instead, they arrested Darlene for assault. She was locked up in the Josephine County Jail for two nights and was released after the District Attorney decided not to press charges.
The couple later stated that they were seeking relationship and alcohol counseling in order to work on their relationship. Meanwhile, prior to this, in January 2016, Thomas Jr was arrested for allegedly holding a gun to Darlene's head in yet another incident which involved alcohol.
While Thomas Jr and Darlene seem to have an issue between them, things have not been so good between him and his half-sister, who is now the Duchess of Sussex. Just like the rest of the family members, Thomas Jr too wasn't pleased with Prince Harry's decision of marrying Meghan. In a letter that her brother wrote to Prince Harry, he said the royal should think about his decision of marrying Meghan because he will not be able to change it later.
"It's not late. Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you," he wrote in a letter that was obtained by InTouch Weekly. "As more time passes to your wedding, it becomes very clear that this is the biggest mistake in royal wedding history. I'm confused why you don't see the real Meghan that the rest of the world now sees."
He further added, "What kind of person starts out by using her own father until he's bankrupt, then forgets about him in Mexico leaving him broke, over mostly all her debts. And when it's time to pay him back she forgets her own father like she never knew him." At the same time, he questioned her for not inviting the family to the wedding. Amid all this, Meghan has kept silent.