Actor Charlie Sheen is arrested in Colorado on domestic abuse charges

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By Associated Press
Saturday, December 26, 2009

ASPEN, COLO. -- Actor Charlie Sheen was arrested Friday in the Colorado resort town of Aspen on charges related to domestic violence, police said.

The star of CBS's "Two and a Half Men" was taken into custody on suspicion of second-degree assault and menacing, both felonies, along with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, Aspen police spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro said.

Police arrested Sheen, 44, after responding to a 911 call regarding a report of domestic violence at 8:34 a.m. at a historic house up for sale for $7.5 million. The alleged victim in the case, whose name was withheld, did not have to be taken to the hospital, police said.

Police said Sheen will be held without bond until his first court appearance. The court was closed for Christmas, and no date for his appearance has been set.

Jail officials said Sheen wasn't available to comment. His managers did not immediately respond to after-hours messages.

Dasaro said Sheen would be advised of any bond conditions when he appears in court. Colorado law requires protection orders between people arrested in domestic violence cases and their alleged victims.

Sheen is the son of actor Martin Sheen. He is married to Brooke Mueller Sheen, who gave birth to the couple's first children, twin boys, in March. They married in May 2008 following Sheen's bitter divorce from actress Denise Richards.


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