NeNe Leakes' oldest son arrested in Douglas related to check forgery

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NeNe Leakes' oldest son Bryson Bryant was arrested last week in Douglas, GA in connection with a check forgery case.

Bryant, 25 of Duluth, was not charged with check forgery. He had a fake check written to him, but he hadn't cashed it yet so he couldn't be charged for that, according to Coffee County investigator Robert Sprinkle. Bryant was arrested only because he provided the cops with a false name, a misdemeanor.

On Tuesday, June 16, investigators made two arrests involving fraudulent payroll checked passed throughout the state, with more than $35,000 tracked. The Douglas Police Department saw an individual at a local McDonald's with a laptop and printer making fraudulent Taco Bell payroll checks. That man, Inginac Walter Theodore of Athens was arrested on five felony counts for printing fraudulent checks.

The police said Bryant was in the vehicle and lied about who he was. Bryant's ID was found with Theodore.

Bryant was arrested and released on bond. Theodore remains at the Coffee County jail, Sprinkle said.

According to booking information, Bryant is married and works at Five Guys.  RadarOnline said Bryant has a couple of children with Ashley Hill.

UPDATE July 9: On a Facebook exchange someone noticed recently, a person who is supposedly Bryant claimed he only gave a false name because he thought he had outstanding warrants. He said he had nothing to do with the check fraud deal.

Bryant facebook item

He has been charged with various minor infractions in his adult life. He was arrested in 2010 in Gwinnett County for a small pot possession charge.

In 2011, he was arrested for shoplifting two Mach 3 razors at a Wal-Mart.

The rest of this comes from Radaronline:

In 2013, he was arrested for DUI after a car accident, then for reckless driving later in the year in Johns Creek.

While on probation, Bryant failed to report to his probation officer multiple times, tested for cocaine and skipped mandatory DUI school. As a result, Radaronline said he spent three months last fall in prison. He was also ordered into rehab earlier this year.

Bryant appeared in a few episodes of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" in the early years of the show and his troubles would occasionally be referenced or alluded to. But he has not appeared or been referenced for quite a while.

The reality show is in pre-production for season eight.

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.