'Below Deck' star Kate Chastain arrested for domestic battery
UPI News Service, 06/15/2016
Kate Chastain was arrested on Monday for domestic battery after police say she bit and choked her girlfriend.
Chastain, the chief stew on Bravo's "Below Deck" reality yachting show was arrested in her hometown of Melbourne Beach, charged with battery by strangulation, a domestic violence charge, according to the Brevard County Clerk of Courts.
Chastain, 33, appeared on the second and third seasons of the reality show about luxury yachting and the lives of the crews that serve the yacht's million-dollar guests.
Melbourne Beach police say Chastain tried to kick her girlfriend out of their house, but when she refused to go, Chastain bit her in the arm, bicep and leg, then put a knee on her head and choked her, TMZ reported.
She was booked in to the Brevard County Jail for the felony domestic violence charge of battery by strangulation. She appeared in court Tuesday where she posted a $5,000 bail.
Chastain has been in the yachting industry since about 2007, after working her way up through the ranks from a laundry stewardess to chief stew, Florida Today reported.
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