Already have an account?
Get back to the

‘Jury Duty’ and ‘Below Deck’ Editor Christopher Charkowski Arrested for Child Endangerment

Below Deck Editor Christopher Charkowski Arrested for Child Endangerment
Amazon Freevee

Jury Duty and Below Deck editor Christopher Charkowski was arrested for child endangerment after an alleged incident involving his 6-year-old son.

Us Weekly can confirm that Charkowski, 39, was arrested in L.A. County earlier this month on a felony charge of willful cruelty to a child causing possible injury or death. TMZ included a video in their coverage which circulated via social media showing a man, allegedly Charkowski, harming a child inside of their home. In the graphic video, the individual is seen punching the child before throwing him on the couch.

Charkowski was released from custody following his arrest, according to Newsweek. He could potentially face up to six years in prison if convicted of the felony charge.

Celebrity Mugshots

Related: Celebrity Mugshots

A separate social media post from a person claiming to be a friend of Charkowski’s wife, Dara Faye Stransky, included alleged documents from his arrest. According to TMZ, the home surveillance footage was submitted to authorities as part of an official investigation. The alleged offense took place in June 2022 based on the court records.

Below Deck Editor Christopher Charkowski Arrested for Child Endangerment
Christopher Charkowski and family Christopher Charkowski/Linkedin

The case was filed in November 2023, and Charkowski was arrested two months later. Newsweek reported that Stransky, who shares four children with Charkowski, filed for divorce in 2018 and that Charkowski was previously sued for child support in 2014.


Related: Sharing Their Stories: Stars Who Survived Abuse

Before his legal issues made headlines, Charkowski was an editor on several TV shows and fan-favorite comedy specials, including projects by Nick Kroll and Saturday Night Live’s Chris Redd. He worked as the lead assistant editor on Below Deck Mediterranean from 2019 to 2022.

Below Deck Editor Christopher Charkowski Arrested for Child Endangerment
Fred Jagueneau/Bravo

Last year, Charkowski was credited for eight episodes of the Prime Video’s Freevee show Jury Duty. His most recent credit was Peacock’s Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning.

Stars Fired From Reality Shows

Related: Stars Fired From Reality Shows Through the Years

Us Weekly has reached out to Charkowski and Prime Video for comment.

Got a Tip form close button
Got a tip for US?
We're All Ears for Celebrity Buzz!