Richland County, SC (WLTX) — A man known well by fans of the hit A&E show LivePD was arrested again Sunday afternoon, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.
If you're a fan of LivePD, you probably remember Bryan Martin. Martin was first featured on LivePD in 2017 when a car chase ended with Martin crawling out of his overturned vehicle clutching his then-2-year-old daughter and proceeding Richland County Deputy Chris Mastrianni. Eventually the girl was put down as the two continued to struggle and Mastrianni was able to restrain the man and take him into custody. The incident ended with Martin being arrested on multiple charges, including unlawful conduct toward a child.
Don't look now, but Martin has been arrested again, according to Richland County deputies.
Deputies say Martin was the passenger of a car pulled over around 1:15 p.m. Sunday for speeding and having a broken windshield. Officers say they noticed they asked Martin and the driver to step out of the car after noticing the smell of marijuana coming form the vehicle.
After initially denying having drugs or firearms on him, deputies say Martin later revealed that he was carrying a firearm in his jacket. Marijuana was also found in his left front pant pocket, according to authorities.
Believing Martin to look familiar, officials say the deputy asked if he knew Martin from a previous stop or incident. Martin told the deputy he may have seen him on TV, adding that he had been on LivePD, but declining to say why, according to deputies.
When asked by the deputy of he was involved in a car chase involving a toddler shown on LivePD, officials say Martin admitted it was him. When asked what he was thinking on that night, Martin reportedly said he didn't know.
Martin was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a pistol. The driver was not charged.