He was “detained on the street in front of his kids” where he was seen acting “combative,” a source tells Us exclusively.
The New York native, 59, was taken to jail in Southampton, New York, after Major, 37, from whom he filed for divorce in September 2018 after four years of marriage, filed a police report, the insider adds.
“He has been following her, tracking her and then choked her and got arrested for it,” a second source close to Major tells Us. (The pair are still legally married.)
According to the Southampton Police Department, the domestic incident occurred at the Lohan’s house — but the arrest took place two miles away on Main Street. “He was arrested without incident,” Sgt.Herman Lamison told Us on Tuesday, February 11.
Michael was charged with “misdemeanor criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation (choking)” as well as second-degree harassment, the sergeant said.
Police also confirmed that Michael was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday at Southampton Village Justice Court.
The two have had a tumultuous relationship since the start, including domestic violence cases and Major previously accusing Michael of threatening her with a knife back in 2014.
Days before his arrest, TMZ reported that the father of seven wanted to help Mighty Ducks star Shaun Weiss — who was arrested in January for burglary while reportedly under the influence of drugs — by paying for him to go to treatment in Texas.
Michael is no stranger to rehab himself and has been in trouble with the law in the past. In 2011, he was arrested in Tampa, Florida, after allegedly contacting Major and tried to escape by jumping off a balcony, one day after being charged with domestic violence against his then-girlfriend.
In 2010, his daughter Lindsay also spent some time in jail for violating probation in her DUI case. “What’s happened in jail is nothing less than a miracle,” Michael told Atlanta’s The Bert Show Q100 in August 2010 about the former Disney star’s 13-day stint in the slammer.
“She is really on the right path,” he added. “She is back in touch with the important parts of [herself]. I call that God myself, some people might not.”
The former reality star and his ex Kristi Kaufmann share daughter Ashley Kaufmann, 24.