Jared Padalecki Speaks Out for First Time After Arrest, Thanks Friends and Family for 'Support'
The Supernatural star wrote, "I hope to see y'all soon" on Twitter
Jared Padalecki has broken his silence after being arrested last month, speaking directly to his fans on Sunday.
The actor, 37, was charged with two counts of assault and one count of public intoxication on Oct. 27 at a local nightclub in Austin, Texas. Addressing the situation, Padalecki wrote to his followers on Twitter on Sunday.
“I want to sincerely thank my family and friends for all of your love and support,” he wrote. “So sad to miss the #SPNFamily at #dccon but I hope to see y’all soon.”
Padalecki was set to appear at an official convention dedicated to his long-running sci-fi series Supernatural, held in Washington, D.C., over the weekend. Creation Entertainment, which hosted the event, announced that the star would not attend, and that refunds would be offered to those who’d purchased meet-and-greets with Padalecki.
According to arrest affidavits obtained by PEOPLE, Padalecki was charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault with injury. In the affidavit, the officer who responded to the disturbance call said Padalecki “appeared to be intoxicated” and was “swaying side to side while standing.” He was placed in handcuffs while the officer investigated the situation, according to the affidavit.
The officer stated in the affidavit that he was told by witnesses that a verbal argument had occurred between Padalecki and people inside the bar, which then became physical. According to the affidavit, Padalecki allegedly struck the assistant manager of the bar, who had tried to intervene, as well as the general manager, causing the latter to bleed. The general manager also advised the officer that Padalecki is the owner of the bar, according to the affidavit.
According to the affidavit, both employees said that they wanted to pursue charges against Padalecki for assault. He was then placed under arrest.
Padelecki is due in court on Nov. 18, according to online records accessed by PEOPLE.
The actor’s wife, Genevieve Cortese Padalecki, has not directly addressed the arrest but tweeted a heart emoji last week, seemingly in response to supportive messages from fans. The couple shares three kids: sons Thomas Colton, 7, and Austin Shepherd, 5, and daughter Odette Elliott, 2.
On Halloween, Genevieve shared a picture of herself with the kids, dressed to trick-or-treat, tagging Jared, who did not appear in the photo.