Meghan Markle’s brother-in-law accused of domestic violence

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Mark Phillips, 62, is pictured in his photo after the alleged domestic violence incident on December 14

Meghan Markle’s brother-in-law has been charged with domestic violence after allegedly punching his sister Samantha in the face during a late-night brawl, DailyMail.com can reveal.

Mark Phillips, 62, was held in Polk County Jail on December 14 before being released the same day pending trial.

Arrest affidavit obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com reveals cops were dispatched to Samantha’s home in Lakeland, Fla., At 1 a.m. on December 14, after the two men rowed on her in need of help using the toilet.

Samantha, 56, in a wheelchair, told police Phillips, who works in the storage unit clearance, hit her in the face during a fight.

According to the report, Phillips had become angry after being asked to help her out of the toilet late at night and then slapped her “on the right side of her face in the ear area” during the row. next.

Phillips fled the scene but was later arrested after police decided he was the “main attacker” – accusing him of one count of domestic violence.

He now faces a hearing date in the New Year, with the case listed as being in the preliminary stages.

Arrest affidavit obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com reveals cops were dispatched to Samantha's home in Lakeland, Fla., At 1 a.m. on December 14, after the two men rowed in on her in need of help using the toilet.  Samantha, 56, in a wheelchair, told police Phillips (pictured together) punched her in the face during a fight

Arrest affidavit obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com reveals cops were dispatched to Samantha’s home in Lakeland, Fla., At 1 a.m. on December 14, after the two men rowed on her in need of help using the toilet. Samantha, 56, in a wheelchair, told police Phillips (pictured together) punched her in the face during a fight

Samantha has been separated from the Duchess of Sussex since 2008 and has never met Prince Harry or baby Archie.

She has repeatedly criticized her sister for refusing to contact their father, Thomas Markle Sr, 76, and called her a “Princess Pushy” and a “social climber”.

Samantha also has a strained relationship with her brother Thomas Jr, 53, who currently lives with their mother Roslyn in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Thomas Jr. is also no stranger to the law, and has been repeatedly arrested by cops in Grants Pass, Oregon, during his drunken bouts with ex-fiancée Darlene Blount.

Samantha, who has lived in Florida with Phillips since 2016, has also had regular contact with the law – some because of her unstable relationship with Phillips.

Police from their old home in Albuquerque have been called to her house several times – with one incident listed as a domestic violence call.

The two have also been involved in a series of run-ins with Samantha’s ex-husband Scott Rasmussen, 60, with the warring exes repeatedly taking restraining orders against each other.

Samantha has been separated from the Duchess of Sussex since 2008 and has never met Prince Harry or baby Archie.  They are pictured together in 2008

Samantha has been separated from the Duchess of Sussex since 2008 and has never met Prince Harry or baby Archie. They are pictured together in 2008

Samantha has repeatedly criticized her sister for refusing to contact their father, Thomas Markle Sr, 76, and ridiculed her as

Samantha has repeatedly criticized her sister for refusing to contact their father, Thomas Markle Sr, 76, and called her a “Princess Pushy” and a “social climber”. Meghan is pictured with her father and mother Doria Ragland

A report, dated June 29, 2015, states that Rasmussen and their daughter Noel had to be accompanied by police when they went to Samantha’s home to collect Noel’s things.

During the custody battle, which ended with Noel’s 18th birthday in October 2016, Phillips was accused of harassing Noel with abusive text messages, which were seen by DailyMail.com.

In them, he calls her a liar and adds: “Perjury is a serious accusation and you will not lie or you will also be accused and grandma.

Another incident involving Phillips took place on July 29, 2015 when he was accused of abusing Noel inside court, according to an affidavit filed by Rasmussen.

According to documents seen by DailyMail.com, Phillips yelled, “Stupid f *** ing b *** h” at the 18-year-old when she passed him in the hallway.

Most recently, Samantha and Phillips were ridiculed after calling the cops about a car crash allegedly caused by paparazzi in May 2018 – which later turned out not to have happened.

Samantha had told TMZ that she was forced to go to the emergency room with a broken ankle after the alleged incident and shared a photo of herself looking miserable in the hospital.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are pictured together on October 20

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are pictured together on October 20

But Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kim Montes told DailyMail.com there was no evidence that this ever happened.

She said: “We looked for three hours last night. She lives in Ocala but there are no toll roads in Ocala.

“The closest toll road would be the toll highway, so we checked the toll road, we checked I4, we checked all these other roads.

“We checked by name, we checked by name and found no reports. So we don’t know if this actually happened.

“We cannot find any reports from essentially all of central Florida. We cannot find a report by name or similar scenario to this one.

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