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Matthew Newton, Australia actor, arrested for second time in Miami (VIDEO)

US prosecutors will investigate whether Australian actor Matthew Newton is suffering from a mental illness after his second arrest in a month in Miami.

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In this handout photo provided by Jailbase.com, Australian Actor Matthew Newton is shown in a mugshot after his arrest for trespassing and resisting arrest, on April 6, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Jailbase.com/AFP/Getty Images)

US prosecutors will investigate whether Australian actor Matthew Newton is suffering from a mental illness after his second arrest in a month in Miami.

The latest incident involved the Newton, 35, punching a hotel worker in the face and allegedly spitting on him — an attack caught on hotel security cameras.

A police report on the incident claims that Newton was "cocky" and drunk at the time of his arrest on assault charges on April 17, news.com.au reported.

He went into a rage at the clerk early in the morning after his mobile phone reception kept dropping out in his room, the report alleged.

"Victim stated the suspect spat in his face and he told the suspect, 'If you touch me, you're going to regret it'," it reportedly read.

"Victim then stated the suspect punched him in the nose with a closed fist causing his nose to bleed and be in pain.

"The suspect maintain[s] the victim spat in his face first and that is why the suspect punched the victim." 

According to Sky News, the clerk has decided to sue Newton, saying "'I would also like a happy ending to all this. But it is too late."

In the previous incident on April 8, Newton was arrested outside a Miami nightspot after allegedly being drunk and abusive, and for resisting police. 

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Newton's Sydney lawyer has repeatedly pointed to his mental illness, saying he has a bipolar condition that warrants "patience and support." 

According to Australia's ABC, Miami prosecutors discovered that Newton may be mentally ill from Australian media reports.

"We had no idea he had some mental health issues," said Terry Gonzalez-Chavez, of the Miami-Dade state attorney's office.

"I have passed that information on today to our prosecutors.

"We have a very good mental health system down here for people charged with misdemeanors, and maybe they should take a look at him to see if there is anything there.

"I think we all agree that it is just not usual for someone to engage in the kinds of behaviors he is engaging in, which seems to be unprovoked."

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