He wanted to take the children to a lake. She wanted to drive them to Phoenix.
And when Raising Sextuplets stars Bryan and Jenne Masche couldn’t come to an agreement, an argument, which police have classified as a case of domestic violence, broke out – in front of their children.
Bryan, 32, was taken into custody, but only after he had to be threatened with a Taser when he refused to be handcuffed, according to Arizona’s Camp Verde Marshal’s Office.
Police at the scene said Bryan repeatedly argued his rights were being violated and at one point said he had “law enforcement experience and that domestic violence had not occur[red],” an officer wrote in the report.
Ongoing Marital Problems
For the couple, who currently reside in Florida, this is the latest clash. They have openly talked about the pressures of raising six young children and say their six-year long marriage hasn’t been without its own hardships.
“We have totally brutal fights,” Jenny told PEOPLE in 2009, admitting that their relationship has been “a work in progress” and “not perfect.”
This fight began at 2 p.m. on Sept. 11 at a home in the small town 90 miles north of Phoenix.
“Dispatch advised that the incident was verbal at the time, however the suspect was becoming more aggressive, and that there were firearms in a vehicle,” says a police report. According to the report, the dispute never became physical but the WE network reality stars did argue about problems in their marriage.
It escalated when Bryan discovered Jenny planned to go to the Phoenix area to meet friends, while he wanted to drive the couple’s six kids – Savannah, Bailey, Grant, Cole, Molli and Blake – more than 200 miles to Lake Havasu.
“Jenny did not know if Bryan planned to return with the children,” says the report, adding that Bryan, who was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and threatening domestic violence, began yelling and using profanities.
Belligerent and Yelling
The officer tried several times to get Bryan handcuffed, but the reality star, who was sitting, “was hesitant and refused.”
Bryan started yelling, “I didn’t do anything!” as the officer tried to get his arm behind his back. “Bryan locked and held his arms in front of his body in a manner to prevent them from behind secured,” the police report says.
Finally, the officer told another deputy to “deploy his Taser.”
“Bryan complied prior to the Taser being deployed,” the report says. “Bryan was then assisted back to his feet and escorted to my vehicle where he was secured. While in my patrol vehicle, Bryan continued to be belligerent.”
Free on Bail
Bryan was later released on $3,500 bail from the Yavapi County Detention Center after smiling broadly for his mug shot, and is due back in court Oct. 7 for a pretrial conference, where he’s expected to answer to domestic abuse and resisting arrest charges.
If the couple’s view on their relationship is any indication, the arrest is just a dent that they will have to work through.
“When you understand that there’s no way out of marriage,” Bryan told PEOPLE in the 2009 interview, “that forces you to work on your marriage. If we’re going to be stuck with each other for the next 80 years, we better make it good.”
• Reporting by LORENZO BENET