Charlie Sheen Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges
First Published: December 25, 2009 7:20 PM EST Credit: WireImage
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Charlie Sheen is spending his Christmas in jail, NBC News has confirmed.
The star — whose real name is Carlos Estevez — was arrested on Christmas day at approximately 11:20 AM on domestic violence charges, authorities told NBC News.
“Carlos Irwin Estevez, also known as the actor Charles I. Sheen, was brought to the Pitkin County Colorado Jail for booking and incarceration following his arrest by the Aspen Police Department,” Pitkin County Sheriffs Office patrol director Jeff Lumsden said in a statement. “Estevez had been arrested for Second Degree Assault, a class four felony, Menacing, a class five felony and Criminal Mischief, a class one misdemeanor. All charges are coupled with a domestic violence component.”
Sheen appears to still be in jail at this time.
“Mr. Estevez has a total bond amount of $8,500. As with all domestic violence cases, Mr. Estevez will remain incarcerated at the jail until his case undergoes its initial judicial review,” Lumsden continued.
A rep for Sheen told Access Hollywood on Friday that people should wait for the facts to come out.
“Do not be mislead by appearance,” the rep said. “Appearance and reality can be as different as night and day. It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion.”
According to Radar Online, the “Two and a Half Men” star’s arrest and charges followed a “scuffle” with his wife, Brooke Mueller.
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