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'Tiger King's' Doc Antle's Daughter, Tawny, Arrested On Gun Charges In Myrtle Beach

The daughter of Bhagavan “Doc” Antle from Netflix's "Tiger King" was in a car that was pulled over early on Sunday after a shooting.

By Megan Carpentier
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The daughter of one of the people made famous by the docuseries "Tiger King" is facing misdemeanor gun charges after a traffic stop in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Tawny Sky Antle, 27, the daughter of Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, was arrested for the unlawful carrying of a pistol on Sunday, after a car in which she was a passenger was pull over in Myrtle Beach around 1:30 am, reported the Myrtle Beach Sun NewsThe car in which she was riding was being driven by Derek Justin Frost, 30, who was also arrested for the unlawful carrying of a pistol.

According to the arrest warrant obtained by Oxygen.com, the two were pulled over near Acline Avenue and Crimson Street — near the center of town — because their car fit the description of a vehicle involved in a shooting.

That shooting, police told the paper, occurred near the intersection of 3rd Avenue and North Ocean Boulevard, about a mile-and-a-half from where the pair was pulled over. Master Cpl. Tom Vest of the Myrtle Beach Police Department said that there were no injuries in the shooting.

After the two were pulled over, the driver, Frost, was asked to exit the vehicle by officers. The warrant states police noticed a black 9mm Glock 45 secured in the driver's side door panel. Frost did not have a concealed carry permit.

When officers then conducted a more thorough search of the vehicle, they reportedly found a multicolored Sig Sauer "P36" 9mm handgun in a red jacket on Antle's lap. (It is unclear from the warrant which of several P36 models Antle had in her possession.) She also did not have a concealed carry permit.

Both were released on $10,000 personal recognizance bonds. Neither currently has charges pending against them for the shooting they were stopped in relation to; Antle — along with her father, Doc Antle, and sister, Tilakum Watterson, are facing cruelty to animals and Endangered Species Act violation charges in the state of Virginia.

The reported shooting for which Antle and Frost were pulled over was one of two that night in Myrtle Beach. The other, according to the Myrtle Beach Police, occurred at the Sandygate Apartments — a mile north of where the two were stopped — at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday. One person was injured and taken to the hospital in that shooting. Police arrested Jamakion Kyleme Spivey, 19, shortly after they responded to the scene and charged him with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and simple possession of marijuana.

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