90 Day Fiance cast member Larissa Christina‘s arrest story is more tangled by the day. Colt Johnson and his wife have had more than one go-round with police and TLC cameras caught the action.
This is Larissa’s second domestic violence arrest in less than six months. An inside source at TLC contacted us with a heads up about her prior arrest. The behind-the-scenes leaker also said her court appearance will be part of this season’s 90 Day Fiance episodes.
Truth About Larissa Christina’s Record of Violence
Since news broke of Larissa’s arrest, 90 Day Fiance fans were clamoring for an update. Many fans bashed Colt and defended Larissa Christina. People barraged his social media timeline with tons of negative feedback. Colt Johnson said (in a now-deleted post) that whenever police show up in Nevada for a domestic call, someone must be arrested. This is untrue.
An experienced Las Vegas attorney told Soap Dirt that the police show up, investigate, “and make an arrest if warranted”. There is no mandatory arrest. However, Larissa’s prior arrest might have been contributed to her arrest on Saturday, November 10. If she has a pattern of behavior and the police ran a search, they would know what happened before.
Today on Instagram, Colt’s mom blamed 90 Day Fiance fans for calling for a welfare check and says that is what resulted in the arrest. But now, knowing there was a prior arrest, it’s obvious there is much more to this story. You can see the court record below on Larissa Christina’s prior arrest in June. Her full legal name is Larissa Dos Santos Lima.
TLC Cameras in Court for First Domestic Violence Incident
Although 90 Day Fiance filming is done now, cameras were rolling during Larissa Christina’s first arrest for domestic violence against Colt Johnson. Larissa and Colt married in June 2018 and a little more than a month later, his wife was in handcuffs for domestic violence. Her first arrest was on July 18, 2018. A behind-the-scenes source at TLC told us that Sharp Entertainment cameras were in court. That’s the company that produces 90 Day Fiance.
They got permission to film in court. However, it likely won’t be until later in the 90 Day Fiance season when we see Larissa Christina in court to face charges for her first arrest. Since it happened after her marriage and right now, the show’s timeline is on when Larissa first got off the plane, the domestic violence drama is likely several weeks away from our TV screens. Spoiler alert! The state dropped the charges and Colt Johnson obviously let go whatever happened and brought her back home.
Visa Status in Jeopardy Even Though Colt Johnson Didn’t Press Charges?
The important thing to know is that the spouse or domestic partner that was the alleged victim does not get to decide whether the state presses charges. In both arrests, Colt Johnson was the victim. The Vegas attorney told us there must have been some incident of a threat to trigger an arrest. She might have threatened to harm Colt, physically put her hands on him in anger, or threw something at him, for example.
However, in 90 Day Fiance‘s Larissa’s Insta Story video (see below), she accused Colt of trashing the house. Now it seems that might not have been the case. Larissa’s statements and social media posts were a cry for help, even if she was the one instigating the incident. Colt said that Larissa has some emotional problems and he doesn’t want to press charges. Even though Larissa and Colt married, they are still in the green card process. Repeated arrests could block her from final green card approval.
90 Day Fiance: What Happens if Larissa is Convicted?
The first set of charges were dropped from her July arrest and this latest arrest is a misdemeanor, so she’s not a violent felon. But it could still prove a wrinkle in their immigration case. Plus, it was less than 10 days after the charges were finally dropped from her last arrest that this second incident occurred. The court might not be so lenient on a repeat arrest case. How does the State of Nevada punish domestic violence offenders?
A conviction on the second arrest would still be a first offense conviction. There are four factors that play into the punishment for this type of crime in Nevada for a misdemeanor first offense:
- Jail Time: Between two days and six months in county/city jail (but she could get away with time served)
- Fine: From $200-1,0000 plus court costs of $100 or more
- Community Service: 48-120 hours
- Mandatory Counseling: 1.5 hours of classes/counseling per week for six months
Although Soap Dirt was already researching information from our source on the initial arrest, we’d like to acknowledge that Starcasm was the first to go live with this breaking 90 Day Fiance update.
Larissa Dos Santos Lima In Court November 13
Larissa’s arraignment date was Sunday, November 11. The court changed the hearing to November 13. The Veteran’s Day holiday is slowing the court schedule. Larissa Christina could be released before then – if someone bonds her out. Her initial bail was $3000 and that dropped to $1000. As of this writing, Larissa remains incarcerated at the Clark County Detention Center.
Soap Dirt staff confirmed her status online and with a phone call to the facility. There are still more details to come. Once her police report releases to the press, we’ll share those details. For now, watch TCL tonight for a new episode of 90 Day Fiance.
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