An actor most known for his role in the television show “Empire” is accused of assaulting his wife in Goodyear.
Around 10:15 p.m. Sunday, Goodyear police responded to the Circle K near PebbleCreek Parkway and McDowell Road to help a woman.
Police said the woman had flagged down another person for help moments earlier at another nearby gas station stating that she had been assaulted at her Goodyear home for the last several hours by her husband.
The citizen then drove the victim to the Circle K and called 911. The victim told police her husband is Bryshere Ronald Gray, an actor on the TV series “Empire.”
Police said the victim had numerous visible injuries on her body and also stated that she was strangled at one point by the defendant and temporarily lost consciousness. She was then taken to a nearby hospital.
Goodyear police responded to the couple’s residence near Estrella Parkway and Westar Drive in an effort to contact Bryshere Gray, but he would not come out of the home, police said.
Due to a barricade situation and the felony domestic violence charges at hand, Goodyear SWAT and Crisis Negotiations were called in to assist. The situation finally ended after 7 a.m. Monday, when police said Bryshere Gray approached officers at the front of his residence and surrendered without incident.
He was taken into custody and booked into a Maricopa County jail on charges of aggravated assault, assault and disorderly conduct.
The victim was treated for her injuries and released, police said.
According to a spokesman for the Maricopa County Superior Court, the Form IV for Bryshere Gray is sealed.
According to a CBS report, Bryshere Gray was arrested last year on suspicion of driving without a license or insurance.