"Chrisley Knows Best" Star Todd Chrisley's Son Arrested on Drug Charges

By Paul Gaita 05/14/19

Kyle Chrisley was reportedly booked into Okmulgee County Jail for felony possession of methamphetamine.

Todd Chrisley of "Chrisley Knows Best"
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Kyle Chrisley, the eldest son of real estate businessman and reality television star Todd Chrisley, was arrested on drug possession charges in Oklahoma, where police also found that he had an open warrant for his arrest in Georgia for alleged death threats against his estranged wife, Alexus.

Chrisley struggled with drug dependency during his appearances on the first season of his father's series Chrisley Knows Best in 2014, but TMZ noted that the death threat allegations stem from texts sent to Alexus in which he reportedly wrote that he would "end [her]." 

Following the news of Kyle's arrest, Todd Chrisley wrote on social media that he "had no room for regret."

According to TMZ, Kyle Chrisley was booked into Okmulgee County Jail for felony possession of methamphetamine, and was held on an open warrant for the alleged threats in Dekalb County, Georgia. TMZ was not able to confirm whether Chrisley was still in lockup in Oklahoma as of May 11, 2019.

In regard to the threats, TMZ obtained documents that included allegations that Kyle had penned several threatening texts to Alexus. One reportedly read, "[N]ot before I end you… I will get my s—t and take care if this problem with you because if I'm not with you nobody will be [sic]." According to a police affidavit, Alexus received texts that also showed Kyle with a weapon pointed at his head and using drugs.

When told by Alexus via text that such statements constituted a "threat to my life," Kyle reportedly responded by writing, "yes: it was. Goodbye." A warrant issued by a judge in Georgia in January was still open as of the time of his arrest in May.

Todd Chrisley, who required Kyle to undergo weekly drug testing during his appearance on Chrisley Knows Best, tweeted on May 11—the same day that TMZ revealed that Kyle had been arrested—that he "had no room for regret, I won't dim my light so someone else can shine brighter, I am a child of God and he did not build me to break, therefore I stand head held high to serve his purpose." 

Previous public exchanges between Chrisley and his father have been less carefully worded. When Kyle blasted Todd in a 2014 interview for the Daily Mail, in which he alleged that his father had "ruined [him] and he's ruined the three other kids he's had, who are spoiled," Todd responded by tweeting that "my son Kyle is bipolar, he suffers from mental illness, he will struggle for life, Yes, the Daily mail prayed [sic] on this to sell a story…" 

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Paul Gaita lives in Los Angeles. He has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, Variety, LA Weekly, Amazon.com and The Los Angeles Beat, among many other publications and websites.