Charlie Sheen jailed on domestic violence charges

Actor Charlie Sheen, star of the hit comedy television series Two and a Half Men, was arrested and jailed on Friday on domestic violence charges in the Colorado ski resort city of Aspen, police there said.

Sheen (44) was booked on felony charges of second-degree assault and menacing, and a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief, all of which were “coupled with a domestic violence component”, the Apsen police said in a statement.

The statement said Sheen would remain held without bond until his first court appearance in Pitkin County, Colorado, though no date for that proceeding was immediately set.

Police did not identify the person whom Sheen was accused of assaulting. But the celebrity news website Radar Online reported that the actor’s arrest came after he shoved his wife, Brooke Mueller, during a heated quarrel.

Sheen’s Los Angeles-based spokesperson, Stan Rosenfield, would neither confirm nor deny that report, but said the couple “were spending time over Christmas vacation” at a residence of Mueller’s family in Aspen at the time of the arrest.

Rosenfield declined to comment further except to say, “Don’t be misled by appearances. Appearances and reality can be as different as night and day.
It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion.”

Sheen and Mueller (32) got engaged in July 2007 and married the following May. The former actress and real estate agent, who is Sheen’s third wife, gave birth to twin sons in April of this year.

Sheen is the son of actor Martin Sheen, former star of the hit TV drama The West Wing. His brother is actor-director Emilio Estevez.

Sheen has two daughters by his second wife, actress Denise Richards. Their four-year marriage ended in 2006 in a bitter divorce that titillated the tabloids for months.

Sheen, whose film credits include Platoon and Wall Street, is best known for his starring role as a wealthy, womanising Malibu bachelor on the bawdy CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, one of television’s top-rated shows. - Reuters

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