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Meghan Markle’s Half-Brother Faces FIVE Years In Prison After Drunken Altercation

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Jan. 18 2017, Published 1:32 p.m. ET

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As Meghan Markle tries to get in good with her boyfriend Prince Harry’s royal relatives, the Suits actress is struggling to keep her own family in line!

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As Okmagazine.com previously reported, Meg’s half-brother, Thomas Markle, Jr., was arrested on January 12th for allegedly holding a gun to his girlfriend’s head.

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While he was released the following day, Thomas is now set to appear in court to face two charges stemming from the drunken altercation.

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According to the DailyMail, Thomas is charged with one count of menacing domestic violence, as well as unlawful use of a weapon. The latter carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison!

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The 50-year-old was originally also charged with pointing a firearm at another but that charge has since been dropped.

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Thomas’ ex-wife Tracy Dooley spoke out after the incident. “I don’t want this to be embarrassing for Meghan...Thomas wants what’s best for her,” Tracy explained. “The last thing he would want to do is to hurt her.”

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Do you think the royal family can get past Meghan’s brother’s run-in with the law? Let us know in the comments!

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