Yesterday, those of us with this site debated about posting this item; sometimes things don't deserve to be mentioned even if it is to caution people about believing it. We are now posting because we have an answer about whether the allegations are true...they are not true.
On Monday this site was flooded with inquiries about Jeremy Roloff supposedly being arrested for assault last month.
We've traced this to a rather vicious rumor on the very unreliable Wikipedia site. If you are unfamiliar with Wikipedia, any individual can edit the information and insert rumors and lies. I am surprised that as of now, the entry is still on Wikipedia. It is odd that it has remained on the Wikipedia site for this amount of time. The National Enquirer story regarding Jeremy using racial and homophobic slurs online was entered on Wikipedia and removed immediately, and that information is indeed true and has even been confirmed by the Roloff family, albeit in very vague statements. It's surprising that something such as alleging that Jeremy was arrested for assault has remained on that site for this amount of time.
It is located in the Matt Roloff Legal issues section.
It alleges that on March 6, 2009, Jeremy Roloff was arrested for assaulted an unnamed female at the Roloff farm following a domestic dispute.
As we originally stated last night, the information, the lack of information or names seem very suspect, especially considering the date is almost one month ago. Jeremy did vacation in the British Virgin Islands with Matt, Jacob and Jacob Mueller last week.
Granted, when Matt Roloff was arrested on suspicion of DUII in June of 2007 (he was eventually found not guilty as viewers of the show are aware), the news of his arrest did not become public until July. So it is not unheard of for information to be a month behind, but the source must be considered -- wikipedia - an anonymous entry.
That entry on wikipedia set off a firestorm of searches to this site and Google.
This site does try to keep up with the buzz about the Roloff family, and without question due to the Wikipedia entry, the buzz of the moment is "was Jeremy Roloff arrested for assault?" It was the number one inquiry we received the past couple of days.
We can now confirm that the entry on Wikipedia alleging that Jeremy Roloff was arrested for assault is a hoax. The Washington County sheriff's department has been contacted to confirm or deny it and they denied it. They did make one error, Jeremy Roloff is not a minor. He is currently 18 years old. He will turn 19 on May 10, 2009. This is a copy of the emailed received from the WSCD.
"I have checked ALL my data bases from the first of January to present with NO record found on Jeremy Roloff being arrested for assault. Keep in mind that Jeremy is a minor and as such it would have been turned over to Juvenile if it had happened. I checked our dispatch database and also our jail information.
I believe that this is just another rumor that has hit the circuit.
Thank you for your inquiry...
Administrative Specialist II WCSO/Records
So for everybody inquiring about whether Jeremy Roloff was arrested for assault, it is not true. Hopefully it will be removed from Wikipedia and end this nasty rumor from spreading like it has yesterday and today.
*Edit - The entry on Wikipedia has since been rightfully removed. We are leaving this article here to hopefully end this erroneous rumor as people continue to inquire about a Jeremy Roloff assault arrest.