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Chumlee on ‘Pawn Stars’ Arrested in Sexual Assault Raid

Mar 10, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Officers serving a search warrant in a sexual assault investigation Wednesday afternoon arrested one of the stars of the History show “Pawn Stars,” the AP reports. Austin Lee Russell, 33, known as “Chumlee” on the reality show, was reportedly arrested on felony weapon and drug charges.

The officers allegedly found methamphetamine, marijuana and at least one gun at Russell’s home in southwest Las Vegas.

“Russell wasn’t booked on a sex-crime allegation,” the AP reports. “Officer Larry Hadfield, a department spokesman, said that part of the investigation stemmed from a recent complaint by a woman, and it is continuing.”

TMZ reports that Russell is the suspect in the sexual assault case.

The AP report cites Clark County Detention Center records saying Russell faces 19 drug-possession charges and one weapon charge. He was being held late Wednesday with bail set at $62,000.

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6 Comments

  1. NO!!! Not Chumlee! I love him in Pawn Stars, I think he’s adorable! His antics make the show! I really hope he’s not on a dark path and that he will overcome these charges.
    Resist the dark side Chumlee!!! May the force be with you.

  2. I am, unfortunately, not surprised.

  3. This may put an end to his 15 minutes of fame, sorry Chumlee I hope you saved a few of those dollars…oh wait, drugs, women and weapons. Probably not. I hope you have a fallback plan.

  4. Be Sober,be vigilant because your adversary the devil as a roaring lion walketh around seeking whom he may devour.1 Peter 5th

  5. Chum Lee deserves to be in jail for a long time.

  6. Sometimes I really wonder if it is an act? I mean how can somsbody 33 years old act like a “slow” adult. His fan base are probably as immature as he.He acts like a 14 year. Disrespectful to others, does not appear to be sober, walks around like he is on something, impaired or as I have suggested or just plain stupid. I guit watching the show because of “DumLee I don’t understand in view of display of poor judgement and character that the sponsors aould want their product deprezenred by a druggy, bozo trying to be “ghetto” with guns, teeth grills, drugs and generally a “Bozo”. I certainly am boycotting yhe show and sponsors until they sever relations their relations with Pawn Stars.

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