‘Chrisley Knows Best’ star’s son charged with assault
SMYRNA, Tennessee –
Kyle Chrisley, the son of reality show Chrisley Knows Best star Todd Chrisley, has been charged with aggravated assault in Tennessee, officials said.
The arrest comes just months after his father and stepmother, Julie Chrisley, were sentenced to several years in prison on charges including bank fraud and tax evasion.
Kyle Chrisley was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault in Smyrna, news outlets reported, citing Lisa Marchesoni, spokesperson for the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. Marchesoni said he was later released on $3,000 bail.
The tight-knit and boisterous Chrisley family rose to fame with a reality show that was first recorded in the Atlanta area and later in Nashville. Smyrna is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Nashville.
Federal prosecutors said the couple were involved in a massive bank fraud scheme, flaunting a lavish lifestyle while hiding their wealth from tax authorities.
Todd Chrisley was sentenced to 12 years in prison and Julie Chrisley to seven years, according to the Atlanta federal attorney’s office.