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'America's Next Top Model'

Arrested

Burglary, Drugs & Guns

7/13/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0713-renee-alway-antm-gettyA finalist from "America's Next Top Model" might be America's Next Top Inmate ... Renee Alway was arrested recently in connection to a six-hour stand-off with police ... who say she was packing heat.

It's a crazy story ... Renee -- who placed 3rd in Cycle 8 of the show -- was popped on June 28 in Palm Springs and slapped with A TON of charges, including suspicion of burglary, fraud, possession of narcotics, forged bills, and committing a felony while on bail* ... just to name a few.

Here's what happened ... Palm Springs PD says they got a call about a suspicious female lurking around a house that was supposed to be vacant. They responded and allegedly found Alway hiding in the garage with a gun.

Cops say they believed another person was also in the house -- a male, also packing heat -- and called in the SWAT team. SWAT entered and searched the home for hours, but concluded no one else was inside.

27-year-old Alway was booked and remains in jail. Bail is set at $150,000. She's due in court next week.

*NOT SO FUN FACT: Renee was also arrested on June 2 and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, petty theft, and fraud. She plead not guilty, was released on bail -- and then ARRESTED on June 28th.

Hence the recent charge of committing a felony while on bail. Wow.

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THE DORITO BANDITO    

I hope she remembered to "smize" in her mugshot photo.

412 days ago
17.

HellNaw    

America's next top Gangsta lol

412 days ago
18.

Jamey Hunter    

Wasn't she one of the contestants who had a husband and a baby? From what I remember, she presented herself as poor white trash. Not surprised.

412 days ago
19.

billybob    

What you see is not always what you get...

412 days ago
20.

Toilethead    

I'm sure she'll make a lot of new friends in prison. The big fat bull dykes will love her.

412 days ago
21.

NOT ELMO    

she is pretty, too bad her brain is messed up

412 days ago
22.

She's baaaack    

I have no idea who she is but judging by those hard bones sticking out of her skin if she was burgling she should have made her way to a few refrigerators and pantries to see if she could find a steak or some potatoes or maybe make a sandwich.

412 days ago
23.

Cathryn Mazer    

Meth is probably not the best way to stay thin.

412 days ago
24.

Chun LI    

Quick somebody call Ty Ty Baby. She's gonna need bail.

412 days ago
25.

flyskimmer    

no one else cares but me?

412 days ago
26.

Azi    

Her crimes were committed in California. She'll probably get a slap on the hand and a gift card to her favorite department store. Isn't that how the California laws work ?

412 days ago
27.

Watahmon    

This chick and husband and son #1 were my neighbors in Maui. SUPER psycho, dad's cool though and supposedly sober , now. Kids are with dad here now so no worries there.

412 days ago
28.

JenJen    

America's next Top Model? More like Americas Most Wanted. What a hot mess.

412 days ago
29.

IceGypsy    

If I remember right, she was a total wackadoo on the show, so doesn't surprise me that she's still being weird

411 days ago
30.

Lauren    

This is my Nelson Muntz moment.

407 days ago
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