According to Star Magazine, on December 10th, 2000 he was arrested and jailed for assaulting the mother of his child with a weapon (and is now courting single mom Emily). Star Magazine obtained the police report. It contends the situation:
“got physical when he pushed her and held her against the wall,” and the situation spiraled out of control when Doug grabbed a shotgun, meandered out into the backyard and started firing into the dirt. Oh, reality stars. Apparently, Doug was just trying to “scare” his girlfriend, but she thought he had committed suicide and had her mom call the police. To make matters worse, her mom claimed that Doug “physically abused [her daughter] in the past.”
He was arrested for reckless endangerment, spent one night in jail and was ordered to complete a rehab program! I mean, I know we all fell in love with Doug during the premiere of The Bachelorette when he won the “first impression” rose for giving Emily a heart-warming letter from his 12-year-old son, Austin, but……COME ON! This guy does not sound like Emily Maynard husband material!!