Buffy Star Pleads Not Guilty; May Still Have to Return to Tallahassee Jail

Buffy Star Pleads Not Guilty; May Still Have to Return to Tallahassee Jail
Posted at 11:52 AM, Apr 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-30 09:01:22-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- According to a Leon County Judge, actor Nicholas Brendon may have to return to Tallahassee to turn himself in after an arrest warrant was issued earlier this month.

Brendon was not at his arraignment hearing but he did retain a lawyer hours before his case was scheduled to be heard before a judge Thursday morning. Attorney Bennett M. Miller explained to the judge that his client was in California for both personal and professional reasons and that he was "seeking treatment" and had not knowingly broken the terms of his pre-trial release.

In the warrant that was issued for the "Buffy" actor's arrest, it states that he failed to comply with conditions set for his release. Court documents show that Brendon was supposed to submit to a urine test after he was arrested for destroying his room at Hotel Duval.

In a statement released on Brendan's official Facebook page he states that he was unaware of the arrest warrant and that he has been receiving treatment at the time.

Judge  Robert Wheeler said that Brenden has few options to move forward in this case. He can either turn himself over to authorities because there is a warrant out for his arrest. The other option is for his lawyer to submit documentation proving that his client was seeking treatment out of state and prove that he did not violate his pre-trial release.  

In court, his attorney entered a Not Guilty plea on behalf of his client for charges related to an incident at a Tallahassee hotel. The next court date is set for June.