Kate Chastain was arrested in Melbourne Beach, Florida and charged for allegedly biting and choking her girlfriend. See the mugshot photo of the Bravo ‘Below Deck’ star and get the latest details and updates on what led to her being taken into police custody and facing a felony domestic violence charge.

Kate Chastain

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The 33-year-odl Kate Chastain is known to fans of the reality TV show ‘On Deck’ on Bravo as the Chief Stewardess on board the yacht and now, thanks to this arrest and her booking photo (above) being highly sought after, she’s much in the news.

According to TMZ, her girlfriend showed up at work with a bruise on her arm, and this sparked the investigation in Melbourne Beach, Florida, which is Chastain’s hometown.

Quoting the police, the media outlet goes on to say that she is reported to have tried to kick her drunken girlfriend out of their house. The girlfriend refused to leave and then it’s alleged that Chastain bit her in the forearm, biceps and leg and that she also put her knee on her head and checked her and attempted to stop her from breathing.

Florida Today reports that according to Brevard County Clerk of Courts records, she was arrested, booked into jail and charged with domestic violence charge of battery by strangulation, a felony. After a court appearance she was released on $5,000 bond.

The identity of the woman was not reported. Earlier this year, in an interview, she confirmed that she was romantically involved with a woman. Commenting upon photos she had posted on social media, she said at the time, “I think everybody’s just as surprised as I am by the photos.”

Chastain says of her, “You know, I am currently dating a girl. She’s amazing. I never, ever imagined myself dating a girl. I never was attracted to girls. So I’m a little caught off guard, but she’s just a really special person.”

She went on to speak of having met her at a bar in their mutual hometown and that she “never thought it would ever lead to anything romantic and then just over time it did.”

The woman is believed to be professional soccer player Rocio “Ro” Hernandez. Chastain recently Tweeted a photo of her which you can see here. You can see another picture below.

The story is developing and, as noted, the identity of the alleged victim has not been reported. Check back for updates on the arrest of Kate Chastain.

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