The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has filed attempted-murder charges and issued an arrest warrant for Colombian-born actor/producer Andre Bauth in connection with a Sept. 8 stabbing incident in Studio City, according to KCBS-TV Los Angeles.
Bauth, whose real name is Andre Salaman Bautista, allegedly stabbed 23-year-old actor Clayton Haymes, his tenant and management client, early Tuesday morning. Haymes told KCBS that Bauth stabbed him in the lung after Haymes and a group of fellow roommates laughed when Bauth told the group he would one day win five Oscars.
Bauth was part of a team that won the Daytime Emmy Award in May for his work as a producer on the online soap “The Bay: The Series.” “Bay” executive producer Gregori J. Martin said in a statement that Bauth was only nominally credited as a producer on the series and that he and others had not been in touch with Bauth for months.
“Andre was a producer on ‘The Bay’ in credit only, who helped facilitate locations for previous episodes of the series. At the current time, ‘The Bay’s’ core producers have not been in touch with Andre and, to my knowledge, have not been for several months,” Martin said. “We are all just learning about the details of the incident, like everyone else. Any time Andre Bauth visited the set, he was always a very nice guy, so this news comes to us as completely unexpected. This is terrible news and we hope everything gets resolved quickly.”
The Watch Commander at the LAPD’s North Hollywood station, which is investigating the incident, had no update on the status of the search for Bauth on Saturday.
Haymes told KCBS he met Bauth, who met Haymes when they worked on a film called “El Landlord,” which Bauth also acted in and produced. Haymes said the film – which the IMDB lists as being in post-production – is about a man who rents out his home and winds up killing some of his tenants.