Thomas Callaway, the runner who slapped reporter Alex Bozarjian’s bottom on stay TV final weekend, was arrested on Friday.

Jail information from the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office present that Callaway, 43, was arrested on Friday for sexual battery. Callaway turned himself in and has since been launched on a $1,300 bond, in keeping with a number of retailers, together with The New York Times, NBC News and Bozarjian’s residence community WSAV-TV.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and W. Joseph Turner, who’s Callaway’s lawyer, didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.

Bozarjian’s lawyer Gloria Allred didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark, however instructed WSAV-TV in a press release: “Alex Bozarjian is glad that law enforcement is taking this matter seriously. She feels that a reporter should be able to do her job without being assaulted.”

Allred’s assertion continued: “Alex wants to thank the members of the public who have reached out to her to offer support. If this case goes to trial, she will be a witness. For that reason, she will have no further comment until the case concludes, but she does hope that there will be a just result.”

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A assertion from Bozarjian’s employer WSAV-TV in regards to the arrest learn: “The conduct displayed by one man toward Alex Bozarjian during her live coverage of Saturday’s Savannah Bridge Run was reprehensible and completely unacceptable. No one should ever be disrespected in this manner. The safety and protection of our employees is WSAV-TV’s highest priority. WSAV continues to support Alex completely as this case moves forward.”

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Earlier this week, Callaway, who’s a youth minister, apologized for his “awful act” and stated that he acted out of character when he groped Bozarjian throughout her stay protection of the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run in Georgia final weekend.

“I was getting ready to bring my hands up and wave to the camera, to the audience, and there was a misjudgment in character and decision-making. I touched her back. I did not know exactly where I touched her,” he instructed Inside Edition on Tuesday.

Bozarjian shared the second of the incident on Twitter final weekend, and she or he is visibly shocked after Callaway touches her.

“To the man who smacked my butt on live TV this morning: You violated, objectified, and embarrassed me,” she wrote on Twitter alongside the 16-second clip. “No woman should EVER have to put up with this at work or anywhere!! Do better.”

“I totally agree 100 percent with her statement,” Callaway, a married father of two, instructed Inside Edition. “The two most important words were her last two words, ‘Do better,’ and that’s my intention.”

Bozarjian stated on CBS This Morning Tuesday that Callaway’s slap was a “heavy impact.”

“He hit me hard,” she stated, including that watching the footage again is a little bit of an out-of-body expertise. “I think what is most important here is he took my power, and I’m trying to take that back.”

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Inside Edition reported that Bozarjian filed a sexual battery report with the police. Callaway’s lawyer instructed CBS that the Boy Scout chief “did not act with any criminal intentions.”

“Whether I’m open to or not, I want to take my time with that,” Bozarjian stated on CBS This Morning. “I think what it really comes down to is, he helped himself to a part of my body.”

The Savannah Sports Council, which owns and operates the bridge run, has since introduced that Callaway is not going to be allowed to take part in any of its future occasions.

“We will not tolerate behavior like this at a Savannah Sports Council event. We have made the decision to ban this individual from registering for all Savannah Sports Council owned races,” the council stated on Twitter Sunday.

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