Monday, December 28, 2009

Mean Sheen

busted Charlie Sheen mugshot

Subject: Charlie Sheen

Charges: Actor Charlie Sheen was arrested by Aspen, Colorado cops in December 2009 on a domestic violence charge that includes felony assault, felony menacing, and misdemeanor criminal mischief counts. Police say the alleged victim, whose name was not released, didn't have to be taken to the hospital.

Date: Mugshot taken on December 25, 2009

Verdict: The 44-year-old busted star who was in a ski resort town with his wife when the incident happened, was booked into the Pitkin County Jail and posted $8500 bond.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Katt Was Sacked

busted Katt Williams mugshot

Subject: Katt Williams

Charges: Comedian Katt Williams (real name: Micah Williams) was nabbed by Georgia sheriff's deputies in November 2009 and charged with burglary and criminal trespass.

According to reports, a homeowner reported to law enforcement that the 38-year-old Williams had entered their home and taken jewelry and other items.

Date: Mugshot taken on November 8, 2009

Verdict: The busted actor was released from jail on $40000 bond.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Run Soulja Run

busted Soulja Boy mugshot

Subject: Soulja Boy

Charges: In October 2009, rapper Soulja Boy (real name: DeAndre Cortez Way) was arrested in Henry County, Georgia by cops who had been called to the site of a music video shoot. He was charged with obstruction after running from police despite an order to stop.

According to reports, police responded to a complaint about a group of youths milling around a house in Stockbridge, which appeared to be abandoned. When cops arrived, they saw about 40 people. Half of them ran away, including Way. The 19-year-old rapper was arrested after returning to the scene.

Date: Mugshot taken on October 9, 2009

Verdict: The busted celebrity was released after posting a $550 bond.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Da Real Brat

busted Da Brat mugshot

Subject: Da Brat

Charges: In October 2007, female rapper and actress Da Brat (real name: Shawntae Harris) was arrested at Jermaine Dupri's Atlanta club Studio 72 for hitting a waitress in the head with a rum bottle.

According to police reports, Da Brat and the waitress got into an altercation, the bottle went swinging, and the waitress suffered from a deep laceration to the face which required stitches at a local hospital that night. The celebrity was charged with aggravated assault.

Date: Mugshot taken on October 31, 2007

Verdict: The busted rapper was sentenced to three years in prison, seven years probation, and 200 hours of community service.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ryan With Gun

busted Ryan O'Neal mugshot

Ryan O'Neal

Charges: In February 2007, actor Ryan O'Neal was arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department after he had a dispute with his son at his Malibu home. The arrested actor allegedly fired a gun at his son Griffin during the fight, but neither he nor his son required medical treatment.

Date: Mugshot taken on February 4, 2007

Verdict: O'Neal was held for less than 5 hours at the Lost Hills station and released after posting $50,000 bail. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm. The charges were dismissed later on.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Oh Mickey, Not So Fine!

busted Mickey Rourke mugshot

Subject: Mickey Rourke

Charges: In November 2007, actor Mickey Rourke was arrested by Miami Beach police and charged with driving under the influence.

According to reports, the "Sin City" celebrity, who had bloodshot eyes and smelled of booze, was seen making an illegal U-turn on his Vespa scooter and then weaving across the road. He also didn't perform well on a series of sobriety tests.

Date: Mugshot taken on November 8, 2007

Verdict: The busted celebrity was then transported to the Miami-Dade County jail where he was booked and released on $1000 bond.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Big Bust

busted The Big Show Paul Wight mugshot

Paul Wight

Charges: Wrestling superstar The Big Show (real name: Paul Wight) was arrested in December 1998 by Memphis cops for allegedly exposing himself to a female motel employee.

Date: Mugshot taken on December 3, 1998

Verdict: The criminal case was dropped due to insufficient evidence.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Kid Behind Bars

busted Donnie Wahlberg mugshot

Subject: Donnie Wahlberg

Charges: In March 1991, New Kids on the Block member Donnie Wahlberg was arrested on charges of first-degree arson for setting fire in a hallway with a bottle of alcohol at The Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.

Date: Mugshot taken on March 27, 1991

Verdict: In April 1991, the busted singer agreed to a reduced charge of second-degree criminal mischief and made public service ads about fire safety, drugs, and drunk driving in return for an eventual dismissal of the charge.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Busted Billie

busted Billie Joe Armstrong mugshot

Subject: Billie Joe Armstrong

Charges: Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of the rock group Green Day, was arrested by Berkeley, California cops in January 2003 for driving under the influence and speeding.

Date: Mugshot taken on January 5, 2003

Verdict: After Armstrong failed sobriety and breathalyzer tests, he was taken to jail and booked for misdemeanor drunk driving. He was released later that morning on $1,200 bail.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dashing Andre

busted Andre 3000 mugshot

Andre 3000

Charges: In March 2009, rapper/actor Andre 3000 (real name: Andre Benjamin), one half of the duo Outkast, was busted by Georgia police for speeding. The posted speed limit was 65 mph and Andre was going 109 mph.

Date: Mugshot taken on March 30, 2009

Verdict: The busted Grammy winner told cops he was speeding because he missed an exit and had to turn around. Andre posted $1200 bond and was released pending a court date.

Tennis Star's Dilemma

busted Jennifer Capriati mugshot

Jennifer Capriati

Charges: In 1994, tennis star Jennifer Capriati was arrested by Florida police and charged with possession of marijuana after cops went to her hotel room in search of a runaway girl.

Date: Mugshot taken on May 16, 1994

Verdict: Capriati settled the misdemeanor charge by agreeing to attend drug counseling.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Eye on T.I.

busted T.I. mugshot

Subject: T.I.

Charges: In 2003, rapper T.I. (real name: Clifford Harris) was arrested by Florida cops and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, trespassing, and disorderly conduct after security guards accused him and some friends of creating a disturbance at a Hillsborough County mall.

Date: Mugshot taken on September 23, 2003

Verdict: In January 2005, T.I. pleaded guilty to the charges. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation and 75 hours of community service.

Scot on the Rocks

busted Scottie Pippen mugshot

Subject: Scottie Pippen

Charges: Six-time NBA champ's Scottie Pippen was busted in April 1999 and charged with drunk driving. He was arrested by Houston cops after running a red light. Pippen failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breathalyzer.

Date: Mugshot taken on April 22. 1999

Verdict: Pippen was booked on suspicion of DWI and released on $500 bond. Harris County prosecutors subsequently dismissed the misdemeanor charge.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Busted Beater

busted Terrence Howard mugshot

Terrence Howard

Charges: Academy award nominee actor Terrence Howard was arrested by Pennsylvania cops in September 2001 for assaulting his estranged wife.

According to a Whitemarsh Police Department report, after Howard and Lori McCommas argued on the phone, the actor warned, “Don’t disrespect me by hanging up on me or I’ll come over and hurt you.” McCommas then hung up and contacted 911 fearing Howard was serious. Howard went to her house, kicked in the front door, and punched the mother of his three children twice in the face.

Date: Mugshot taken on September 17, 2001

Verdict: After being charged with a variety of crimes (simple assault, terroristic threats, harassment, and stalking), Howard subsequently pleaded guilty in 2002 to disorderly conduct.

Small But Terrible

busted Lil Wayne mugshot

Subject: Lil Wayne

Charges: In January 2008, rapper Lil Wayne (real name: Dwayne Carter Jr.) was arrested on three counts of felony drug charges in Arizona. The 25-year-old performer and two unknown members of his entourage were nabbed at a Border Patrol checkpoint near Yuma by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

A search of his tour bus by the agents unearthed four ounces of marijuana, just over an ounce of cocaine, 41 grams of ecstacy, and various drug paraphernalia.

Date: Mugshot taken on January 23, 2008

Verdict: After posting $10,000 bail, the busted rapper was released, awaiting the final verdict of the court.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Brat Matt

busted Matt Dillon celebrity

Subject: Matt Dillon

Charges: Actor Matt Dillon was arrested and charged with driving at an excessive speed after police clocked him traveling at 106 miles per hour on a Vermont interstate highway.

Date: Mugshot taken on December 31, 2008

Verdict: The busted actor, fingerprinted and photographed by state troopers, was given a citation to appear at the Vermont's Orange County court on January 21. If convicted, he would face a maximum penalty of three months in jail and a $300 fine.

Pulled Over Pulitzer Winner

busted Sam Shepard celebrity

Subject: Sam Shepard

Charges: The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor, Sam Shepard, was arrested in January 2009 for speeding and driving under the influence.

According to reports, the Illinois police pulled over Shepard's car for speeding 15-20 mph above the limit and improper lane usage. After detecting signs of intoxication, they had him take a breathalyzer test, which showed his blood alcohol content was twice the state's 0.085 legal limit.

Date: Mugshot taken on January 3, 2009

Verdict: The busted celebrity posted $300 and was released. His court date is not known.