Charlie Sheen arrested in Aspen for alleged domestic assault
Actor Charlie Sheen spent the better part of Christmas day in the Pitkin County Jail after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
Sheen, 44, faces a class-four felony of second-degree assault and a class-five felony of menacing, police said. He also faces the charge of criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.
Because he is suspected of committing domestic violence, Sheen will remain incarcerated on no bond until he is advised of the charges, said Aspen Police Department spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro.
“Theoretically he should be advised Monday, unless a judge advises him this weekend,” Dasaro said.
Sheen’s wife, Brooke Mueller, reportedly called police after he allegedly pushed her. Dasaro would not confirm that report because it was an alleged domestic dispute. The victim did not require transport to the hospital, police said.
Sheen was taken into custody by Aspen police officer Rick Magnuson following a 911 call that was made from 320 W. Hallam St., a single-family home in the West End neighborhood.
Sheen’s publicist, Stan Rosenfield, said in a statement: “Appearance and reality can be as different as night and day. It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion.”
Sheen currently stars in the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” and is the highest paid TV actor, earning $850,000 per episode, according to TV Guide.
Born Carlos Irwin Estevez, he is the son of actor Martin Sheen and the brother of Emilio Estevez, and played prominent roles in such motion-picture blockbusters as “Platoon,” “Wall Street” and “Major League,” among others.
Sheen’s bad-boy image has been fueled over the years by arrests and drug problems. He has been married three times.
The divorce with his second wife, Denise Richards, involved a bitter custody battle over their two daughters, but they reportedly made peace.
Sheen has five children from previous relationships and marriages.
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