90 Day Fiance‘s Mike Youngquist introduced his Uncle Beau Lawrence (AKA Bojangles) to viewers. But did TLC know about his extensive criminal history when they cast him on the show. The reality show introduced him as a happy-go-lucky farmhand helping Mike work the land. But, Uncle Bojangles has a rap sheet of decades of arrests with some shocking charges. What do they include?
90 Day Fiance: Mike Youngquist’s Uncle Beau Lawrence Criminal Record Shockers
On 90 Day Fiance, Beau Lawrence comes across as Mike Youngquist’s sweet uncle. Bojangles helps him on the farm. And, the pair knock back drinks while working the land. Mike Youngquist claims he has a lot of debt, and Beau helps him out. And TLC thinks it’s funny to subtitle Bojangles which adds even more humor to their scenes.
But, a little digging reveals there’s nothing funny at all about the criminal record of Beau Lawrence (Mike’s uncle) featured on 90 Day Fiance. Because, Mike Youngquist posts happy updates with his uncle on social media and the show makes him look funny and harmless. But, there’s way more to Beau than we’ve seen on TLC reality TV.
NOTICE: The following details are from public records for Beau Lawrence. Arrests and charges are not an indication of guilt nor evidence that an actual crime has been committed.
Beau Lawrence’s earliest public criminal record is from 1994 when “Bojangles” was 24 years old. And his most recent arrest we spotted was in 2016. And his criminal history is lengthy in both Arizona and Washington state.
Wide Range of Charges for Mike’s Uncle Beau
Beau Lawrence’s list of charges is a lengthy one. A number of them relate to drugs and alcohol. In addition, police even picked the 90 Day Fiance cast member up for illegal fishing. Some of his charges include:
- 04/16/2007 – Possession of liquor in a vehicle – Found Guilty
- 09/28/2007 – Aggravated DUI while on a suspended license – Dismissed
- 09/28/2007 – DUI – Guilty
- 11/25/2007 – Marijuana violation – No complaint
- 11/30/2007 – Drug paraphernalia possession/use – Guilty
- 11/30/2007 – Marijuana violation – Dismissed
In addition, Beau Lawrence from 90 Day Fiance has a history of allegedly violent crime as well. However, some of these charges were dismissed while others earned him a conviction and jail time.
- 10/14/2007 – Assault with intent – reckless injury – Guilty
- 11/25/2007 – Assault and disorderly conduct – Dismissed
- 05/06/2008 – Aggravated assault – Dismissed
- 05/06/2008 – Assault with Intent – Dismissed
- 10/28/2011 – Assault with Intent – Guilty
- 01/03/2012 – Assault with Intent – Guilty
- 09/13/2012 – Aggravated assault – Guilty
There are a number of repeat instances of alleged assault. In addition, there’s a domestic violence charge on Beau Lawrence’s rap sheet. And, on February 26, 2016, a charge of assault with a deadly weapon in Washington – and that was his most recent guilty conviction.
Meanwhile, Mike Youngquist’s 90 Day Fiance Uncle Beau was also behind bars in 2013 for aggravated assault. And, according to records spent 18 months in prison in Arizona on some of these charges. Clearly, Uncle Bojangles’ past is far more disturbing than viewers were shown on TLC.
Did TLC Mislead Viewers Bringing Bojangles on 90 Day Fiance?
Beau Lawrence has a criminal record extending more than two decades. Yet the reality show portrays him as Mike Youngquist’s pet uncle he seems to keep out in the barn on 90 Day Fiance. So, did Sharp Entertainment run a background check and decide to put this repeat felon on their show anyway?
So, good job to Sharp and TLC for bringing someone on the show to play happy sidekick who’s got a rap sheet longer than Darcey Silva’s hair extensions and enough time behind bars to be on Love After Lockup.
No doubt, all this is relevant since Mike Youngquist’s Ukrainian 90 Day Fiance Natalie Mordovtseva is now in Sequim with him. Does Natalie know Mike’s got a felon convicted of violent crimes living next door on the farm? Watch for more of Beau Lawrence on the TLC show – but now you know the truth.
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