Meghan Markle’s half brother was involved in a bust-up [Getty]
Thomas Markle Jnr – the half-brother of Meghan, who recently got engaged to Prince Harry – and his bride-to-be got into the argument on New Years Eve, an altercation which saw her spend over 32 hours in jail.
A Grants Pass Police case report seen by OK! Online described the blood-soaked bust-up, with Tom reportedly telling police Darlene attacked him and describing her as “freaking crazy”.
The police case report claims Darlene called police to the couple’s Grants Pass, Oregon, home after she reported Tom was “punching himself”. She apparently fled to the garage as she was scared he was “going to hurt her”.
Meghan Markle’s half-brother’s mugshot [Josephine County Jail]
Meghan Markle’s half-brother Tom Markle Jnr and his fiancee Darlene Blount got into an argument [Josephine County Jail]
But when police arrived, Tom had “blood pouring” from an injury and was “black and blue” – and he reportedly told them Darlene had attacked him.
Tom apparently stated Darlene was upset at him for leaving her at a bar after he accused her of cheating on him, later stating he was “fine” and saying he didn’t want Darlene to be charged – but the cops arrested her on suspicion of assault.
The Josephine County District Attorney’s office declined to press charges over the incident and Darlene was released on January 2.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get married in May 2018 [Getty]
Thomas later did an interview stating his injuries were self-inflicted.
Tom hasn’t spoken to his 36-year-old half-sister Meghan Marklesince 2011, claiming he lost touch with her after she moved to Canada to take up her role in Suits.
He previously told MailOnline: “She got to the point where she got busier and busier so it was really hard to nail her down.
Meghan Markle hasn’t spoken to her brother in years [Getty]
“It’s not really that we grew apart, it was she was out there [in Toronto] doing her job – it was the biggest deal she got on TV so she had no time.
“But we spent a lot of weekends together with our grandmother [Doris Markle] before she left.”