Embry Call, you better call home—because you're in big trouble, mister.
Twlight star Kiowa Gordon, who plays the shapeshifting werewolf in the mega-popular big-screen franchise, was collared in Arizona earlier today when police pulled over his vehicle for—but it turns out, Gordon wasn't even behind the wheel.
So what was the indiscretion that led to his arrest? And just as importantly, what would Team Jacob would have to say about this?
Here's the deal: Arizona's Mesa Police Department confirmed that the 21-year-old thesp was pulled over at 6:50 a.m. this morning, though he was simply a passenger, not the driver, of the car. However, when the car did belong to Gordon and when officers ran the vehicle's registration, the actor's name—and two outstanding warrants—popped up.
The first warrant was issues by the Mesa Municipal Court, and was issued for failure to appear in court stemming from his 2010 guilty plea for possession and use of drug paraphernalia and giving liquor to a minor/underage consumption. It carried with it a $1,000 bond. The second unanswered warrant was issued by the Scottsdale Municipal Court and had a bond of just $500.
So here's the good news: as Kiowa wasn't driving the vehicle that was pulled over or otherwise engaged in any illegalities, he didn't get slapped with any more charges. But the bad news: after getting arrested by Tempe Police Department, he was transferred into the custody of Mesa's Finest t to deal with the misdemeanor warrants.
He remains in custody and is being held in lieu of bail. He's due back in court Aug. 18.
(Originally pubbed on Aug. 10, 2011 at 8:45 a.m. PT)