“Twilight Saga” actor Kiowa Gordon was arrested in Arizona earlier this week. The 21-year-old was taken into custody by Mesa-area police on the morning of August 8 because of two outstanding warrants, MTV News has confirmed.
Gordon was a passenger in a car registered to him when was apprehended by the Tempe Police Department. Upon discovery of the outstanding misdemeanor warrants, the actor was taken into custody to to the Mesa City holding facility. Contrary to original reports, no new DUI charges were filed against him.
According to TMZ, one warrant issued for the actor was for not appearing in court in connection to 2010 arrest, when he was charged with possession and use of drug paraphernalia and underage possession of alcohol. He is slated to appear at Mesa City Court, Maricopa County Jail on August 18.
The Native American actor, who grew up in Arizona, is a member of the Hualapai tribe of Northern Arizona. He is also Mormon and is part of the same ward as “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer, who suggested that Gordon joins the cast as a member of the wolf pack alongside Taylor Lautner.
Gordon began playing Embry Call , a pal of Lautner’s Jacob and a fellow werewolf, in “New Moon.” When MTV News first caught up with him back in 2009, he explained his character in the franchise: “I am Embry Call; he’s a Native American. He lives on his res, and he goes into a transformation, which freaks him out completely. He turns into a wolf. So he gets some extra baggage going there — and then he saves humans from vampires, basically.”