Disney Star Devan Leos has opened up on his no-contest plea to an attempted murder charge after he narrowly avoided prison time after running into a transient with his car.
Devan was allegedly charged following an incident that happened at a 7-Eleven. In December 2018, the former child star and a friend were at the convenience store in Los Angeles when they got into an argument with a transient.
When Devan and the unidentified friend returned to their car, the transient reportedly kicked the vehicle as the pair were pulling away. He then allegedly drove towards the transient and accelerated multiple times before driving onto the curb and knocking down the transient.
After his plea deal, the actor –who is best known for appearing in the Disney Channel’s Mighty Med – took to Instagram Stories on Sunday to share his account of what had happened.
According to him, the transient was armed with a knife and ‘methed-out’.
‘Did I try to murder somebody? No I have PTSD and this dude that attacked me and my friend and tried to kill us and had a knife and he was on meth,’ he said. ‘I tried to run him over in my car.’
He added the man ‘was super methed-out’ and he was kicking his car to the extent ‘that it was started to get dented’.
‘So of course me, I’m going to use my f*cking car to try and stop the situation,’ Devan continued. ‘What do you want me to do? Yes I should have ran away but when you’re in that moment and the adrenaline’s pumping and you’re in fight or flight and your brains in fight mode.
‘I’m sorry, it’s called PTSD people.’
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According to TMZ, law enforcement sources claim Devan plead no contest to one count of attempted murder in April. However, one count of assault with a deadly weapon was reportedly thrown out.
Per the terms of the deal, Devan was sentenced to five years probation, 120 hours of volunteer work at a homeless shelter and 30 days with Caltrans – the California Department of Transportation.
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