UPDATE(10:11 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2022): 13 News has obtained photos of DeCastro after posting bail.

UPDATE (8:42 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2022): He is booked in jail as Jose Maria DeCastro, according to the Lawrence County Jail.


UPDATE (8:11 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2022): The Lawrence County Jail tells 13 News that DeCastro is being charged with one count of Disorderly Conduct and one count of Criminal Trespassing.

He was being held on a $1,500 cash bond, but he has posted it and been released.

He is due in court on Mar. 30, 2022 at 9 a.m.


IRONTON, OH (WOWK) — YouTuber Chille DeCastro was arrested in Ironton just minutes ago, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.

They say he was arrested at 5:05 p.m. and is currently being held at the Lawrence County Jail.

DeCastro, who claims to fight police corruption, has been in Ironton for several days.

Yesterday, Mar. 28, 2022, a large group of residents counter-protested DeCastro’s presence in a “Back the Blue Rally.”

On a YouTube video, DeCastro was ordered by police to leave a building but refused to do so.

He was then taken into custody.

This is a developing story and we will update this article when new information becomes available.