According to PEOPLE, Bryan Masche, star of the reality TV show, Raising Sextuplets was arrested at 2 p.m. on September 11. The father-of-six was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, threatening domestic violence and using profanities. He was also quoted as threatening to “flatten” his father-in-law. The couple allegedly got into a disagreement which then escalated into verbal abuse. The police reported that Bryan, 32, was “becoming more aggressive.”
Apparently the couple could not agree on where to drive their six children: Savannah, Bailey, Grant, Cole, Molli and Blake. He wanted to go 200 miles to Lake Havasu but his wife, Jennifer Masche, 29, wanted to drive to Phoenix, a distance of approximately 90 miles from where they were staying.
When the police arrived the arresting officers had to threaten to taser Bryan as he refused to comply with their request to handcuff him. The police report said he shouted “I didn’t do anything!” Also, he “locked and held his arms in front of his body in a manner to prevent them from being secured.” One officer stated that, “While in my patrol vehicle, Bryan continued to be belligerent.”
Bryan was reluctantly transported to Yavapi County Detention Center where he had his mugshot taken while delivering a broad grin to the camera. He was later released on $3500 bail but will have to appear in court October 7 for a pretrial conference where he’s expected to answer to two counts of disorderly conduct for domestic violence – one count resisting arrest and one count threatening domestic violence.
This outburst is the latest in a history of domestic unrest. The couple spoke with PEOPLE in 2009. Bryan disclosed,
When you understand that there’s no way out of marriage that forces you to work on your marriage. If we’re going to be stuck with each other for the next 80 years, we better make it good.”
Jenny admitted that they “have totally brutal fights” and that their relationship is, “a work in progress” and, “not perfect.” Hardly surprising when they have the pressure of raising three year old sextuplets in the public eye. The reality show network, We TV, admitted that the couple were seeing a relationship counselor before the arrest.
In his first interview since the arrest Bryan spoke to RadarOnline.com saying,
I’m not a criminal! Look at my record – I was in the United States Air Force for eight years before working in pharmaceuticals. Now, I’m running my own finance company. At the moment I don’t want to comment further on this incident.”
How this will affect his reality show is unknown but as Bryan and his wife were being promoted as ‘more positive’ reality role models than Jon and Kate Gosselin, there may be an on-going effect.
To add more fuel to the fire, Popeater has just released the 911 call after Bryan began loading three of his screaming children and “some guns” into a van during a dispute with his wife. Click here to listen to the call.