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A Family Dispute Results In Arrest

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Ryan O'Neal - Actor

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On February 4, 2007, actor Ryan O'Neal, 65, was arrested in Los Angeles and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm during an altercation between O'Neal and his 42-year-old son Griffin.

According to an interview with the Los Angeles Times and O'Neal, Griffin "grazed him four or five times" with the fireplace poker, ultimately hitting his girlfriend, JoAnne Berry in the head. O'Neal then went to his room and got his gun, then fired a shot at the bannister in attempt to frighten Griffin, who was running towards him.

After posting a $50,000 bond, O'Neil was released from jail.

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