Nick Carter Arrested After Bar Fight – See Mugshot
Nick Carter was arrested in Florida after a bar fight on Wednesday. Police confirm to Gossip Cop that Carter was placed under arrest.
The Backstreet Boys member was at the Hog’s Breath Saloon in Key West when a dispute erupted. According to a police report, Carter and another man identified as Michael Rae Papayans showed up to the bar already drunk at around 7 p.m. They were then refused more alcohol by the bartender, who repeatedly told the two to leave.
That seemingly set Papayans off in a rage, which resulted in him head-butting the bar’s manager. Carter then allegedly grabbed the throat of a bouncer. Ultimately, though, the bar’s staffers fought back and were able to hold down Papayans and Carter until the police arrived and arrested them. A manager at the Hog’s Breath Saloon declined to comment when contacted by Gossip Cop.
Carter is a Florida native, but his hometown of Ruskin is several hours away from the vacation hot spot of Key West. He and wife Lauren Kitt are currently expecting their first child, as Gossip Cop reported in October. The joyous news was revealed during Carter’s stint on season 21 of “Dancing with the Stars” last fall.
The singer and partner Sharna Burgess ultimately finished in second place, behind Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough. While on the ABC ballroom competition, Carter also released an album, and is expected to go on tour in February. This is Carter’s third arrest, following a nightclub incident in 2002 and a DUI bust in 2005. Gossip Cop will have updates.