Actor Kiowa Gordon said he owes his career to the "Twilight" movies, but authorities say Gordon owed the Mesa Municipal Court an appearance last year, and didn't pay it.
Gordon, 21, who saves humans from vampires as the Native American shapeshifter Embry Call in the "Twilight Saga" movies "New Moon," "Eclipse" and the upcoming "Breaking Dawn," was wanted on a warrant for a drug charge out of Mesa last year. He was taken into custody by Mesa police after Tempe police arrested him on outstanding warrants charges about 7 a.m. on Monday.
The warrants for Gordon had been issued out of Mesa Municipal Court on a $1,000 bond and out of Scottsdale on a $500 bond, police said.
Tempe police released Gordon to Mesa police and he was booked into the city jail.
Police say Gordon had failed to appear in Mesa's court for a DUI charge involving drugs on Sept. 2, 2010.
A Mesa police officer had observed Gordon's vehicle drifting into the bicycle lane near Southern Avenue and Superstition Springs Boulevard that evening, and during the traffic stop the officer noticed signs of impairment.
A drug recognition expert believed Gordon was under the influence of marijuana and it was unsafe for him to drive a motor vehicle. He later was released and a citation was issued for him to appear in Mesa Municipal Court. A warrant for his arrest was issued on Feb. 25.
Gordon also had pleaded guilty in Scottsdale Municipal Court on Feb. 9, 2010 to possession and use of drug paraphernalia and giving liquor to a minor for underage consumption, but a warrant was issued after he failed to later appear for another hearing in connection to that case, according to court records.
No new offenses or charges stemmed from Gordon's arrest on Monday, police said.
Gordon's city of residence was not immediately available.
He is scheduled to appear in Mesa Municipal Court on Aug. 18.