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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.

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

Rihanna Named as Victim in Chris Brown Domestic Violence Case

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Singer Rihanna has named as the previously unnamed woman who was the victim of a domestic violence attack by boyfriend Chris Brown early Sunday morning.

Police on the scene call the attack “horrific” and that photos taken of Rihanna before she was removed from the scene show “devastating proof of abuse”.

Brown turned himself in later on Sunday, and was released on $50,000 bail.  He has a court date set for March 5th.

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February 10, 2009 Posted by | assault, Domestic Violence, Under Arrest | , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Plaxico Burress Turns Himself In Over Weapons Charges in Nightclub

Plaxico Burress Under Arrest

Plaxico Burress Under Arrest

Over the weekend, NFL star Plaxico Burress shot himself accidently in his leg when a concealed weapon on his person fell down his pants leg and went off.

Yesterday, NYPD went to Burress’ home to retrieve the gun.  Burress was not at home, and while there was no search warrant, but someone at the house was authorized by Burress to surrender the weapon.  Representatives for Burress also made a statement that he would turn himself in.

Just this morning, Burress voluntarily turned himself into the police and plead “not guilty” to charges of illegal possession of a weapon, which is a felony.  Burress may also face charges of reckless endangerment.

Burress’ lawyer has stated that his client “intends to address the charges in a responsible manner as a true professional.”

We’ll be keeping track of this story as it develops.

December 1, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity, Sports Athlete, Under Arrest, Weapons Possession | , , , , | Leave a comment

Katt Williams Spent Thursday in Jail for Weapons Possession Charges

Katt Williams Arrested on Weapons Charges

Katt Williams Arrested on Weapons Charges

After cops noticed three guns inside the cars of Katt Williams’ motorcade, Katt Williams was picked up on charges of weapons possession and spent most of Thursday in a New York City prison.

Williams posted a $25,000 bond with the Manhattan Criminal Court that night, and was only a half hour late to a concert at Carnegie Hall where a sold-out crowd awaited him.  Williams went on to reference the arrest during his show.

We’ll follow up on this story as more details develop, and of course note any official statement from the criminal attorneys on either side of the case.

November 7, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity, Under Arrest, Weapons Possession | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer Will Not Face Criminal Charges

Eliot Spitzer Avoids Criminal Charges

Eliot Spitzer Avoids Criminal Charges

Disgraced New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned back in March when he was discovered to be using a call girl service, won’t be needing a criminal defense attorney.

The US Attorney assigned to Spitzer’s case says that there is no evidence that Spitzer spent anything other than his own money in hiring Ashley Dupre among other call girls, and will not be criminally charged.  It was originally thought that Spitzer may have been siphoning funds from the state in order to pay the bill.  He will additionally not be charged as a “john” for using the prostitution services.

November 7, 2008 Posted by | Politician | , , , | Leave a comment