TAMPA, Fla. — The estranged father of actress Lindsay Lohan has been denied bail in Florida.
Hillsborough County jail records show Michael Lohan was being held Saturday without bond on four charges.
He was arrested on domestic violence charges Tuesday. His bail was set at $5,000 and a judge warned him not to make any contact with his on-and-off girlfriend. Two days later, he was accused of violating the terms of his release by making a harassing phone call to her.
Police went to arrest him and he tried to avoid them by jumping off a third-floor balcony at a Tampa hotel. He was injured and had to be taken to the hospital.
He was released from the hospital Friday and put back in jail.
Lindsay Lohan’s father arrested again in Florida
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Oct 27, 2011 10:40 EDT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (Reuters) – Actress Lindsay Lohan’s father was arrested for the second time this week on Thursday after his release from a Florida jail on domestic violence charges, authorities said.
Michael Lohan, 51, was initially arrested on Tuesday after his girlfriend Kate Major said he grabbed her, pushed her to the floor and threatened to throw her off the fourth-floor balcony of her apartment in Tampa.
Lohan, who denied hurting the 28-year-old Major, was released on $5,000 bail Wednesday after a judge ordered him to have no more contact with Major.
According to a police statement, Major called early Thursday to say Lohan was making harassing telephone calls to her. When police were at her apartment, Lohan called and Major put the call on speaker phone.
After consulting the state attorney’s office, police went to a Tampa motel to arrest Lohan for violating the terms of his release.
“Upon seeing officers, he (Lohan) jumped out of a third story balcony in an attempt to avoid arrest. After a short foot pursuit, he was taken into custody without incident,” Tampa Police Lieutenant S.J. Lee said in a statement.
Lohan complained that he had injured his foot in the fall and was taken to a hospital to be checked before being returned to jail.
As he was leaving the police station, Lohan told local television that Major had called him because she was being evicted from the apartment.
“She keeps doing this. She needs help, she calls me and I’m a sucker. I call back and I’m an idiot,” Lohan said.
(Editing by Greg McCune)
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