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Sheen back in L.A. after arrest stemming from alleged domestic violence incident

December 28, 2009 |  1:07 pm
Charlie Sheen is back in Los Angeles after being arrested in Aspen, Colo., for an alleged domestic violence incident, his publicist said today.

Stan Rosenfield, who represents Sheen, declined to answer any other questions about the actor’s case. Sheen, whose real name is Carlos Irwin Estevez, was arrested Christmas Day on suspicion of second-degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief and released on $8,500 bond, according to police.

Rosenfield issued the following statement after Sheen’s arrest: “Do not be misled by appearance. Appearance and reality can be as different as night and day. It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion.”

Sheen has previously pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of battery with serious bodily injury for a 1996 incident involving his then-girlfriend, Brittany Ashland. He was accused of knocking her to the floor, leaving her bloodied and briefly unconscious.

He was then sentenced to two years probation with a suspended one-year jail term and 300 hours of community service. At his sentencing, he told a judge: “I feel this is very fair, and I'm grateful....You will not see me back in this courtroom.”

-- Victoria Kim

Sheen 911 tape.