As first reported by Southeast Pit Report, Substream has confirmed that Matthew Tybor, the vocalist for Victory Records band the Bunny The Bear, was arrested on September 22 in Polk County, Florida. His arrest report, which can be found below and was made available by the Lakeland, Florida, newspaper The Ledger, says Tybor was charged with domestic violence-battery touch or strike (“actually and intentionally touches or strikes another person against the will of the other”), and resisting an officer without violence. Each charge is a third degree felony under Florida’s penal code; together, they are punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. Tybor has since posted bail.
Tybor has not yet publicly remarked on his arrest or the charges. We have reached out to Victory Records for comment and will update this story when more information comes to light.
UPDATE 10:55 a.m.: Matthew Tybor has provided Substream with more information regarding his arrest and charges via Facebook. He writes, “Was [in] a fight with my brother while we were drinking. In Florida if police come they have to make an arrest and is filed under a domestic misdemeanor even though the charges are being dropped. Just a little clarification from my part guys lol just a drunken brother battle.
“I just know the word Domestic can be taken wrong,” Tybor continues. “Just a reminder of stupidity and why drinking can be [idiotic] I suppose. But I’m currently sitting on a couch next to him so we’re good.”