Local social media celebrity arrested again

After turning himself in for the violation, a representative from the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail says he is not currently incarcerated. Mugshot courtesy of the Charlottesville Police Department After turning himself in for the violation, a representative from the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail says he is not currently incarcerated. Mugshot courtesy of the Charlottesville Police Department

Bryan Silva, the Vine and Facebook star notorious for broadcasting his January SWAT standoff on Jefferson Park Avenue to thousands of followers, has been arrested on a capias advising that he failed to comply with the Offender Aid and Restoration program.

Around 1pm on June 14, Charlottesville police spokesperson Steve Upman says Silva turned himself in to the magistrate’s office. He now faces felony charges for revocation of sentence or probation in Orange County.

Other details about the incident have not been released.

In April, Silva entered an agreement in which he pleaded guilty to brandishing and possessing a firearm. An abduction charge for allegedly pointing the laser scope of a loaded 9mm at his 17-year-old girlfriend on the morning of the standoff and refusing to let her leave his apartment was dropped.

He was then released from jail on a $20,000 bond and a stricter than usual house arrest until his sentencing, which was scheduled for July 5.

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