Nicholas Brendon, better known as Xander from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, is no stranger to trouble or public arrests.

The actor, who was starring in Criminal Minds up until a year ago, was recently in Ireland for Dublin Comic-Con; a visit which passed off without incident. Brendon was arrested in May, a few months before he arrived in Ireland, for public intoxicatio at a comic-con in South Carolina and before that in March when he was charged with property damage for thrashing a hotel room in Florida.

This time around, Brendon's been charged with robbery, obstruction of breathing and criminal mischief. Lt. Bob Jillison of the Saratoga Springs Police Department said that alcohol was involved when Brendon allegedly choked his girlfriend after she tried to return some property to him and told him she intended to leave. It's understood that Brendon then threw her car keys and mobile phone into the street when she tried to call for help.

Brendon was released from jail on a $20,000 bond last night and made no comment through his lawyer or Facebook.