Charlie Sheen arrested in alleged domestic violence case
Actor Charlie Sheen has been arrested in Aspen, Colorado, on charges related to an alleged case of domestic violence. Aspen Police confirmed that Sheen was arrested on Friday for charges of second-degree assault and menacing (both felonies) as well as criminal mischief (a misdemeanor). All the charges are coupled with a domestic violence component.
Police said they received a 911 call at 8:34 a.m. Christmas morning, regarding a domestic violence situation at 320 West Hallam St. in Aspen, and officers responded immediately on the scene, where they arrested Sheen.
Aspen Ambulance also responded to the scene, but the alleged victim — who was not named — did not need to go to the hospital.
The 44-year-old actor will be held without bond in the Pitkin County Jail until his appearance in court. That court date has not yet been set, as the Court was closed Friday for Christmas — Aspen Police told EW that there is not a planned open court session until Monday, but that bond — if set — can be paid over the weekend.
Also, Colorado state law dictates that a protection order would have to be issued between anyone arrested for domestic violence and their victim.
When asked for a statement, Sheen’s rep Stan Rosenfield emailed the following to EW: “Do not be misled by appearance. Appearance and reality can be as different as night and day. It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion.”
SATURDAY UPDATE: Charlie Sheen posts bond, out of jail