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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  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.

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