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Charlie Sheen arrested on felony charges in Aspen, Colo. [Updated]

Sheen 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 11:41 a.m., Dec. 26, 2009: TMZ reported early Saturday that, according to a law enforcement source, Mueller was legally drunk at the time of the 911 call. Click the link for more info.]

[Updated at 8:58 p.m. Dec. 25, 2009: 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. Dec. 25: TMZ also is reporting that Sheen told police Mueller was the aggressor.]

[Updated at 5:51 p.m. Dec. 25: 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.]

Sheen mug

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.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: (top) Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen on the set of "Two and a Half Men" in February 2008. Credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu / For The Times.

 (bottom) Sheen's mug shot from his Dec. 25, 2009, arrest in Colorado. Credit: Associated Press.

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Charlie or Carlos,

Whatever you prefer, get some help for the violence DUDE!!! Violence Sucks especially against women and children..

Therapy is good for you and everyone is messed up, so get with it.

Your a great actor and I will continue to enjoy your career. But if you continue with the wife bating. YOUR DONE!!!!!

By the way I met your Father in his old neighborhood several times in NYC. So Take Care!

Good Luck,


Clayton, NC ( Raleigh Area)

Big Brother is just wanting to make a nut case out of Charlie Sheen for his thoughts on 911 will they pretty much
debunked 911 on Trutv with Jessy Ventura with the show called Conspiracy Theory.Are goverment was vary will involved with the attack just to get us sheep to believe we had a reason to go to war.The New World order is comming folks get ready to bend over.

No, this can't be true! Alex Jones says Charlie is a true blue American, up standing, a born again Christian that has left his evil past behind him.

Alex Jones and Charlie Sheen... there's two men that should be married.

Maybe Sheen has a checkered past, but 9-11 was obviously an inside job and people such as this author Christie D'Zurilla, who introduced that information into this article to make Sheen look fringe, are the real dumbed-down sheep who allow our war-mongering government to get away with wasting trillions of dollars on scam wars and fake terrorists. Shame on Christie . . . go out and do some real journalism instead of this pathetic regurgitation of tabloid trash.

Oh boy. The smear campaign against one of the more famous vocal supporters of the notion that our government killed thousands in those twin towers, has begun in earnest. This article makes it sound like Charlie is a crazy person. Men go to jail everyday because of what a woman says.....lots of times it's all lies. The article gives a long laundry list of crazy things Charlie has supposedly done, and maybe he did, maybe he didn't....then the article mentions how Charlie in involved in "conspiracy theories", like pointing out the absurdity of the government's version of 911. I'M WITH YOU CHARLIE!!! Our government murdered our innocent civilian citizens. End of story.

Smear campaign on Charlie Sheen has begun. And everybody knows Dick Cheney should be in jail for murdering thousands of our innocent, civilian citizens in those twin towers. Even my kid knows it.

He is such a talented guy, but I have lost a great deal of respect for him.

Just another no-talent lefty - out of control. Yawn

His reputation preceeds him. It's not so hard to jump to conclusions considering his track record.

Just what does his stance on Sept. 11th have to do with the charges?
Why is that worth mentioning? Obviously, a feeble attempt at character assassination....

Wow, look how many nut jobs are coming to Charlie's defense. He must be big in the nut job community

Yeah, the federal government was able to sneak explosives into a building with high traffic and security and located in a very populated area.

Not only that, every single person associated with the operation was able to keep the plan top secret, Don't tell a brother, sister, husband or wide. And not a single person when told of the plan said, "WHAT?"

In fact , there exists an agency so secret that only the President knows about it. the agency exists to carry out heinous acts at the President's discretion. Nobody knows about it.

We also never landed on the moon and keep aliens in New Mexico.

Biff, the gist of your description is better applied to that of our last president who still walks free. Not that any comparison makes the present 'leader' any less of the same or man of another color.

Covert racism? Wtf are you talking about? Are you even aware that the guy isn't even of a background that is a target of racism? (He's not "Latino" as that word is commonly used).

To Ronald Maustin

Yes, it is always the women who are to blame, even though, the women in Charlie Sheen's life only seem to have trouble with authorities while they are involved with him. Take him out of the equation and there are no police, no headlines, no mug shots.

But of course blame the 'psycho' women he is involved with. You are living in the paranoid, self absorbed fantasy world of Charlie Sheen and other infant men who get away with acting out time and again because we hold different standards of behavior for men, than women.

With all that he is going through I some times wonder if he is not manic-depressive. If he is he has a physical illness which can lead to drug and alcohol addiction in an attempt to feel better.

Shame about this recent episode and appears to be history of violance here.. BUT, Sheen is one of few "stars" with enough balls to question 9/11. I promise you JetA cannot melt steel so there has to me way more to this than they told us. Good news is cave dwellers did not beat NORAD or NSA, or FBI etc. Bad news is we turned those agencies off that day (Operation Vigilant Guardian and Operation Vigilent Warrior). Shame on America for not quetioning this event more. I know it happened on TV and looks like simple deal but it is not. Investigate 9/11.

For heaven's sake - everybody knows it was the
obama machine that committed 9/11 so President George Bush would be blamed and later nobody would like him so obama and his machine of muslims could get into office. poor charlie just got caught up in the wrong conspiracy during a bad nite drinking.

Charley's past is repeating itself over and over, because he is highly intelligent but emotionally twisted. He picks the same bimbos,thinks with his dick. He is highly critical, judgemental, and compulsive. He needs to be quiet and let things just happen. 3000 died for a staged lie is true.

A left wing loon who drinks too much, makes a ridiculous amount of money for a trashy sitcom while we the consumer pay too much in a recession for the goods the TV advertises to pay these spoiled brats of Hollywood--
Rot Sheen or whatever your name is, along with left wing nuts like Bono, Redford,Streisand, Springsteen, Letterman-- and the many more overpaid Hollywood rich nuclear scientists. Merry Christmas Charlie! LOL!

---I have a bridge I can sell you cheap and you will make a ton of money when you sell it...let me tell you , you can get any weird validating article on any topic you can dream up on the internet-- just lean towards that thought when you search it with your search words-
---- Wow ,-- amazing what some people believe, then again look at all who believed Obama sat in Wrights church for 20 years and never heard a discouraging word..any one with any scrubles would have walked out on the first sentence in disgust...but will be many here coming again to his defense..yes amazing

Charlie isn't the only one who believes that 9/11 was an inside job, I do too. I have several friends who were EOD folks in the military and every one of them has said that there is no way airplanes and jet fuel brought WTC down. Especially the fact that they dropped into their own footprints. You dumb fools that believe what your government tells you...sure, our gov't wouldn't lie to us...HA-HA-HAAAAAAAA. Man that's a good one. Unfortunately, rags like this one pick up when a celebrity screws up or gets screwed by a domestic partner. Hey, how would you like it if you dirty laundry was aired in the national media. Give the guy a break and wait until all the facts are released. He may be a booze-addled actor, but I think he has cleaned up his act.

I think Charlie is a good guy. There are a lot of good women out there, but besides the ones that are truly good, the rest of them will go out of their way to tick you off to try and get you do to something that crosses the line as far as the law is concerned. Charlie needs to learn to just stay calm and walk away when his woman is doing everything she can to push his buttons.

How come I always see Charlie Sheen's, and Martin Sheen's *real* name in articles about them, but you never see the real name of many Jewish artists ?

Have you *ever* seen an article that stated in the second paragraph:
"Jerome Silberman, also known as the actor Gene Wilder, ..."
"Robert Allen Zimmerman, also known as the singer Bob Dylan, ..."

Does the artist have to be arrested before the "real" name gets printed ? If journalists think readers would *care* about the real name in these stories, why not in stories about awards ceremonies, or other situations ? Are they just too lazy to dig up the "real" name when it is not on the top of court papers ?

Covert racism? COVERT racism? Alexandria, you must be kidding, right? If not, you ARE saying "Don't release his REAL name!! That truth MAY BE construed as RACIST by SOMEBODY, SOMEWHERE!!!"

Get off your high horse, honey - and accept reality (as presented to you by NBCBSABCNN newz).

Then, go jump in a deep lake wearing winter clothes.

Put this punk in jail and throw away the key! He's right though, about 911, also, Obama has been ineligible to be President, since the day he was born!

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