LITTLE People, Big World star Caryn Chandler requested to postpone her son’s harassment trial so she can vacation in Arizona with her boyfriend, Matt Roloff.
Connor, 22, was arrested on January 11, 2020 and was charged with two counts of harassment against his mom Caryn, who is Little People, Big World star Matt’s girlfriend.
Connor “did unlawfully and intentionally harass or annoy” Caryn by subjecting her to “offensive physical contact,” the court papers read.
A six-person jury trial was set for June 23, but The Sun can exclusively reveal that it appears Caryn requested to postpone it so she could continue to vacation in Arizona with Matt.
Court papers obtained by The Sun read: “The State was informed that Caryn Chandler will not be available for the trial setting on June 23, 2021, because she will be in the State of Arizona until June 27, 2021.”
Caryn, 53, is a “necessary witness as the listed victim in this case.”
A new trial date hasn’t been set yet.
While the court documents don’t specifically say that Caryn will be on vacation with Matt, Caryn is currently in Arizona with her boyfriend.
Matt, 59, and Caryn purchased a home in Surprise, Arizona from her parents in June 2018 for $375,000 following his divorce from ex-wife Amy, 55, who he shares four children with.
The Arizona abode features two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms.
The home has corian countertops in the kitchen, tile and wood flooring throughout, bay windows and stainless steel appliances.
The peaceful patio boasts a built-in gas BBQ, fire pit, waterfall and stunning mountain views.
The home is a popular vacation spot for their children, as Matt’s son Zach, daughter-in-law Tori and their children Jackson, 4, and Lilah, 1, are currently visiting now.
Tori has posted photos swimming and playing in an in-ground pool with her family, as she also posted a family snap from a hike with Matt and Caryn.
Caryn’s daughter Brittany, 25, and her partner are also currently visiting.
She captioned a sweet family photo: “Friday night in the desert with some of my favorite people!”
While Connor’s family is enjoying Arizona, he has been facing more legal woes.
The Sun can also exclusively reveal that he has been hit with two more charges, Oregon court papers reveal.
In addition to the two counts of harassment, which he pleaded not guilty, he has also been charged with “attempted use of physical force or the threatened use of a deadly weapon” and “did unlawfully and intentionally damage property, the property of Caryn Chandler.”
He has not entered pleas for the additional two charges.
Reps for Caryn and Connor did not respond to The Sun's request for comment.
Connor has struggled to stay out of trouble since his arrest.
In August 2020, a bench warrant was issued for his arrest when he failed to appear to his settlement conference.
He was arrested on August 28 and released the same day.
The Oregon police department that handled the arrest told The Sun he was busted while "partying" at a motel.
The spokesperson for the department said: “When we arrested him, he was checked into a motel. The front desk called stating the tenants were disruptive.
“They were partying it sounds like. They were going in the lobby and were filming the front desk staff. They were asked to leave.
“There were a lot of people in the motel room. When we showed up we ran everyone and he was in the room. He was arrested on the warrant.”
Connor exclusively told The Sun in October of the August arrest: “I woke up to cops, I guess some random kids that showed up were giving the staff a hard time, I barely remember.
"They were pulling everyone out the room because some kids got us kicked out. Drunk, obnoxious, loud random kids, that’s what happened.
"I gave them my name and they told me I had a warrant, I was so confused. They sent mail to the wrong address I’m legally not even allowed at, stating my court date changed, so I didn't even know I had a warrant at the time.
"The charges should have been dropped last month.”
Then a warrant was issued for Connor’s arrest after he missed his November 23 court hearing for a status check.
Connor turned himself in on November 30 after he was hit with the warrant for failing to appear in court.
He previously told The Sun of his substance abuse battle: "I was just another kid that partied in high school and one day after a party I had some Xanax left over, I took it.
“[I] realized how I felt and it kinda just snowballed from there. I didn’t want to stop, I didn't see a reason to stop because I was high 24/7 off it.
“I thought everyone was [the] enemy so I denied any help offered which just led to my addiction taking away everything important I had in my life.
“Rehab never helped, I ended up getting clean after I turned 18 and on my own, once I was off probation. It just happened, one day I was done, tired of living that life.
"I have friends that aren’t here anymore because of pills, and I know it could have been different if they had gotten the right help the first time.”
He added that addiction "took over" his life.
Connor continued: "I’m glad it happened when I was a kid, that’s what I can say, I was able to really learn before I truly started my future. I'm a good kid.
“I don’t steal, I don't do drugs. I have good relationships with my family and friends, I go out on the weekend and work during the week like every other person.”
Connor is turning his life around, as he is currently expecting a baby boy with his girlfriend Ashlee.
Despite the legal troubles, Connor is on good terms with his mother.
He exclusively told The Sun of his gender reveal party: "My mom hosted the reveal at her new house, the whole place was decorated and we had it in the backyard, it was brilliant, and the baby news has really brought us closer together.
"She knew before everyone we were having a boy as she set everything up for us, she was so pleased."
He said his mother is "very excited for her first grandchild.”
The baby is due in September.
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