So much for a family vacation: Actor Charlie Sheen was arrested on charges of domestic violence at a ski resort in Aspen, Colorado Christmas morning.
The star â€” whose real name is Carlos Estevez â€” was arrested at approximately 11:20 AM after allegedly striking his wife, authorities told NBC News Friday. Sheen married Brooke Mueller in 2008 and the couple welcomed twin boys in March of this year. The Two And A Half Men star is being held in a local jail without bond.
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“On Friday, December 25, 2009 at 8:34AM the Aspen Pitkin County Communications Center received a 911 call regarding a domestic violence situation at 320 West Hallam Street, Aspen, Colorado. Officers from the Aspen Police Department responded immediately to the scene and upon arrival investigated the incident,” Pitkin County Sheriffs Office patrol director Jeff Lumsden said in a statement issued this afternoon.
“Officer Rick Magnuson placed Carlos Irwin Estevez , also known as Charlie Sheen, 44, of Encino, California under arrest for Second Degree Assault, a class four felony, Menacing, a class five felony and Criminal Mischief, a class one misdemeanor. All charges are coupled with a domestic violence component. Mr. Sheen is being held with no bond,” the press release continued.
“Aspen Ambulance responded to the scene, the victim did not require transport to the hospital. Sheen will be held in the Pitkin County Jail until his court appearance at the Pitkin County Courthouse. The date has not been set.”
“Mr. Estevez has a total bond amount of $8,500. As with all domestic violence cases, Mr. Estevez will remain incarcerated at the jail until his case undergoes its initial judicial review,” Lumsden added.
“During the court appearance Mr. Sheen will be advised of conditions of any bond and pre-trial release. Colorado mandates a protection order between arrestees for domestic violence and their victims. The Aspen Police Department anticipates providing an update on Saturday, December 26, 2009 with any additional information available.”
A rep for Charlie has urged fans to wait until the facts come out before jumping to judgement:
“Do not be mislead by appearance,” the rep said. “Appearance and reality can be as different as night and day. It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion.”