Reality Show Personality Will Cop Plea Deal

May 23, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A television personality known for his role on a popular reality show told a judge today that he’s taking a plea deal. The AP reports that the agreement will keep Austin Lee Russell — known as Chumlee on the History series “Pawn Stars” — out of jail in a case involving the discovery of guns, pot and other drugs at his home in Las Vegas.

Russell will reportedly plead guilty to a felony weapon charge and a misdemeanor count of attempted drug possession. The AP reports that he will get three years’ probation and will be required to undergo counseling.

“If he stays out of trouble until 2019, the felony charge would be dismissed and Russell would be left with only a misdemeanor conviction on his record,” the story reports. “If he doesn’t, he’ll face two to five years in state prison on the weapon possession charge.”

Russell, 33, is due back in court June 1 to enter his pleas. He was arrested March 9 after officers served a warrant in connection with a sexual assault case.

“Pawn Stars” is currently not in production, and A+E Networks, which owns History, indicated that there has been no change in Russell’s role on the show.

pawn stars“Pawn Stars”: Chumlee, second from left

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