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Keifer Sutherland Arrested for Assault against Jack McCollough in NYC

Keifer Sutherland Arrested for Assault

Keifer Sutherland Arrested for Assault

Keifer Sutherland, star of The Lost Boys and Flatliners, has turned himself in yesterday to police in the Soho district of  Manhattan over charges of assault against fashion designerJack McCollough.

It has been reported since Monday by several news outlets that Sutherland headbutted McCollough at an after party following a costume gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sutherland is currently serving a five year probation for a 2007 drunk driving charge.  If found guilty on assault charges, the consequences could be legally grave, as the probation requires Sutherland to “obey all laws”.

Neither the Manhattan District Attorney’s office or Sutherland’s representative have made a statement regarding the charges at this time. It is unclear whether Sutherland has sought criminal defense representation yet.

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May 8, 2009 Posted by | assault, Attack, Celebrity, Under Arrest | , , , , | Leave a comment

Adnan Ghalib Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Charges

In a follow up to yesterday’s story, Adnan Ghalib has turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest on three felony counts including hit and run.

Ghalib was arraigned early February 25th, where he pleaded not guilty to felony assault with a deadly weapon, felony battery and felony hit and run.  His is currently out on $110,000 bail which he posted himself.

February 26, 2009 Posted by | assault, Attack, Hit and Run, Under Arrest | , , , , | Leave a comment

Warrant Out For Arrest of Adnan Ghalib, Ex-Boyfriend of Britney Spears

Adnan Ghalib Wanted for Hit and Run

Adnan Ghalib Wanted for Hit and Run

A warrant has been issued by the L.A. County District Attorney for the arrest of ex-boyfriend and paparazzi Adnan Ghalib on three felony counts including assault with a deadly weapon, battery, and hit and run.

The charges stem from accusations by a man who says Ghalib hit him with with his car when he tried to serve Ghalib legal papers on February 11th from Britney Spears.

The unnamed man says that after being hit by the car, Ghalib drove away. Paramedics who were called to the scene treated the victim for a broken wrist.

Prosecutors are currently asking for  $110,000 bail once Ghalib is brought in.  Should Ghalib be convicted on all counts, he could serve up to seven years in prison.

February 25, 2009 Posted by | Attack, Car Accident, Hit and Run, Under Arrest | , , , | Leave a comment

Suge Knight Pleads Guilty in Las Vegas Justice Court

In a follow up to our story about Suge Knight alleged assault on his girlfriend in Las Vegas, Knight took a plea deal in the Las Vegas Justice Court on Wednesday.

Knight plead guilty to one count of misdemeanor domestic batter.  The guilty admission comes with a $340 fine, forty-eight hours of community service, and he will have to attend domestic violence counseling.

As part of deal, two counts of felony drug possession and a charge of felony coercion were dropped, which the Las Vegas Sun says is partially due to the fact that the prosecutors can not find their main witness.

February 20, 2009 Posted by | assault, Attack, Domestic Violence | , , , | Leave a comment

Chris Brown No-Show At Grammys After Domestic Violence Allegation

R&B singer Chris Brown was arrested early Sunday morning after an alleged domestic violence dispute with a woman who has not yet been identified.  Police say that Brown and the woman were in a car by Hollywood’s Hancock Park when they became involved in an argument. The argument then escalated as the two exited their car.  When police arrived on the scene responding to a 911 call,  they found the woman at the scene, but Brown had left.  Police say that the woman “suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker.”

Brown was picked up later Sunday night, and booked on charges of criminal threats. Brown was later released on $50,000 bail. A court date of March 5th has been set, and the LAPD noted that “at the time the case is presented to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, additional charges may be filed.”

February 9, 2009 Posted by | Attack, Domestic Violence | , , | 1 Comment

Vinnie Jones Charged for Bar Fight Brawl in South Dakota

vinnie-jones-arrested-for-bar-fight

Last week, movie star and football (thats soccer to you yanks) player Vinnie Jones started a brawl in a South Dakota bar with two of the patrons.  Jones, who was intoxicated at the time of the fight, was waiting for a pool table being used by locals Juan Barrera and Jesse Bickett.  During the altercation, which was allegedly started by Jones, Jones was smashed in the face with a beer glass by Bickett.  Undeterred by the blood streaming from his face, Jones continued to beat the hell out of Barrera.

Think of any of the multiple scenes in a Guy Ritchie movie where Jones beats the hell out of some poor hooligan.  Now apply that image of the snarling and enraged Jones to the real world.

Currently, Jones has been charged with three counts of simple assault.  If Jones is found guilty of all three, he could face up to $2000 in fines and a year in jail.  There has been no word from Jones criminal defense representation or if the Barrera and Bickett plan to file a personal injury lawsuit.

December 11, 2008 Posted by | assault, Attack, Celebrity, Under Arrest | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Suge Knight Charged in Las Vegas for Possession and Battery

Suge Knight Mugshot

Suge Knight Mugshot

Back in August, Suge Knight was arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly attacking his girlfriend, and during the arrest he was found to have two controlled substances, meth and hydrocodone, on his person.

This weekend, Knight was finally officially charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor for battery.

More to come on this, as lawyers from Clark County and for the defense start to make their initial statements.

November 17, 2008 Posted by | Attack, Celebrity, Celebrity Wannabe, Musician, Under Arrest | , , , , | 1 Comment

Mos Def Sought for Attack on Photographer at MAGIC

Mos Def Hates Him Som Paparazzi

Mos Def Hates Him Some Paparazzi

Mos Def is currently being sought for questioning after he allegedly attacked a photographer during an event at the Men’s Apparel and Garment Industry Convention (MAGIC) in Las Vegas.

Def, whose real name is Dante Terrell Smith, faces charges of malicious destruction of private property and felony robbery after he reportedly took the camera from one of the official photographers at the event, smashed it on the ground, and then took the broken equipment.

The victim, Volker Corell, claims he also received a cut on his hand during the altercation.

A warrant is currently out for Mos Def’s arrest, though no prosecutors or criminal defense attorneys have stepped forward at this time with any comments.

November 6, 2008 Posted by | Attack, Celebrity, Musician, Robbery, Theft | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Christian Bale Off The Hook For Assault

Christian Bale seen here in The Machinist

Christian Bale seen here in The Machinist

Charges of assault against Christian Bale have been dropped in the UK. Last month, Bale was caught up in a frivolous charge made by his own mother that he had assaulted her, in what is being alleged as a way to get money out him.

August 14, 2008 Posted by | Attack, Celebrity | | Leave a comment

40 Year Old Virgin Actor Arrested For Attacking Ex-Girlfriend

Shelley Malil Arrested For Alleged Attack

Shelley Malil Arrested For Alleged Attack

Shelley Malil (you didn’t think it was Steve Carrell, right?) who shot to temporary fame during Budweiser’s “How are you doing?” advertising campaign and was featured in The 40 Year Old Virgin, was arrested last night for allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend at her home.

Authorities say that Malil went to her home just outside San Diego, and stabbed her a total of twenty times, while chasing her inside and outside her the house. A neighbor tried to subdue the attacker, but he managed to get away.

Malil was later arrested at a near by Amtrak station. The identity and condition of the victim is currently unknown.

August 12, 2008 Posted by | Attack, Celebrity Wannabe, Under Arrest | , , , | Leave a comment