Another Tiger Episode? Charlie Sheen arrested on felony charges in Aspen, Colo., His Wife Was Drunk

The fight was over something- Charlie calling hookers again?

from www.latimes.com – Charlie Sheen has been arrested in Aspen, Colo., on felony charges related to alleged domestic violence. Police had responded to a 911 call early Christmas morning.

“Carlos Irwin Estevez, also known as the actor Charles I. Sheen, was brought to the Pitkin County Colorado Jail for booking and incarceration following his arrest by the Aspen Police Department,” sheriff’s patrol director Jeff Lumsden said in a statement.

Police said the victim was not hospitalized, and they did not release a name. TMZ is reporting — from an unnamed source — that the woman involved was Sheen’s third wife, Brooke Mueller. The actor married the real estate investor in 2008.

Sheen’s publicist, Stan Rosenfield, cautioned that “appearance and reality can be as different as night and day. It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion,” People magazine reported.

[Updated at 8:58 p.m.: Sheen was released from Pitkin County Jail around 7 p.m. Friday after posting an $8,500 bond, said Stephanie Dasaro, a spokeswoman with the Aspen Police Department. He is scheduled to appear at the Pitkin County Courthouse on Feb. 8, 2010.

The release also carries “standard domestic violence bond conditions,” the department statement said.

In Colorado, those conditions include no contact with the victim, the victim’s family or any witnesses; no harassing or intimidation of the victim; no entry to the family residence until further order of the court; no consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs; and no possession of guns or other weapons. Arrest on any subsequent criminal offense would be seen as a bail violation, and violation of the conditions of the bond may be deemed contempt of court and could lead to a fine or jail time.]

[Updated at 5:34 p.m.: TMZ also is reporting that Sheen told police Mueller was the aggressor.]

[Updated at 5:51 p.m.: Sheen had gone to Aspen to spend Christmas with Mueller, according to RadarOnline — the site said Brooke had rented a home in Colorado for about three months while Charlie stayed in Los Angeles.]

The actor, among the highest paid in prime-time TV, earning about half-a-million bucks for each episode of his sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” has a checkered past, including stints in rehab and allegations of spending tens of thousands of dollars on call girls.

Sheen and his second wife, actress Denise Richards, split in 2006, and an ugly, accusation-laden custody battle went on for years afterward. At one time he was engaged to actress Kelly Preston, whom he accidentally shot in the arm.

He has also said that the 9-11 terrorist attack was an inside job, and wants President Obama to further investigate.

Sheen was arrested on felony charges of second-degree assault and menacing, and a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief, said Aspen police spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro.

He will be held without bail in Colorado until he appears in court; the court system is closed for Christmas, and no date for his appearance has been set.

from www.tmz.com – Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Brooke Mueller was legally drunk when she called 911 on Charlie Sheen.

Sources say authorities gave both Charlie and Brooke blood alcohol tests. Brooke registered a .13 while Charlie registered a .04.

We’re also told Brooke recanted her story to a female officer just before the bail hearing, telling the cop she was drunk when she made the 911 call. Nevertheless, law enforcement sources say police will still pursue the case — at least for now.

We’ve also learned Sheen has hired well-known Colorado attorney Richard Cummins to represent him.

Sheen was arrested Christmas morning after Brooke called 911 claiming he assaulted her. Charlie was booked for two felonies and one misdemeanor relating to domestic violence.

As we first reported, Sheen told law enforcement Brooke was the aggressor and he was just trying to defend himself.

Charlie’s next court date is set for February 8.

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