Apr 23, 2010 7:27 PM by Melissa Canone
Russell Hantz, 37, star of Survivor: Samoa, was arrested last night for Simple Battery in Downtown Lafayette outside of a nightclub in the 500 block of Jefferson Street for allegedly pushing a female victim down to the ground. The victim suffered minor injuries.
KATC acquired the affidavit for the arrest. The document indicates he did cooperate during the arrest and there was a prior criminal conviction.
Hantz is a silent investor in Bootleggers, a downtown bar.
He was a runner-up on "Survivor: Samoa," and is currently still in play on "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains."