This is BAD! Chumlee from ‘Pawn Stars’ has been arrested in Las Vegas and he’s in a whole lot of trouble. Police raided his home during a sexual assault investigation and found drugs and weapons, and now he’s sitting in jail.
Oh no! Chumlee, real name Austin Russell, has been arrested by Las Vegas Metro PD after a raid on his home found all sorts of illegal things. The 33-year-old cast member and fan favorite on The History Channel’s reality hit Pawn Stars was already under investigation in a sexual assault case and when authorities showed up at his home March 9 with a search warrant, they found guns and methamphetamine. Read on for more about Chumlee’s shocking arrest.
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“During the course of a sexual assault investigation and search warrant search regarding Austin Lee Russell, detectives found illegal substances like methamphetamines, marijuana and several guns which he’s prohibited from owning, which resulted in his arrest.” Officer Larry Hadfield of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department tells HollywoodLife.com. He did note that as far as the sexual assault case, it’s still under investigation and he was not arrested on anything related to it. Police have even released his mug shot related to the new charges. Get to know his hot Vegas girlfriend, Tanya Hyjazi, by clicking here.
Following the raid on Chumlee’s home, he was taken to the Clark County Detention Center where he’s being booked for drug and gun possession. It’s unclear if he’ll be held overnight or released on bond. Update: Chumlee’s out and he’s going to celebrate by going clubbing!
Chumlee has been a regular on Pawn Stars ever since the show debuted in 2009, which takes us inside the working life at The World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. He had been working at the store five years before the show debuted, as he’s a close friend of the Harrison family who run the business. On the show, Chumlee’s the key appraiser for such things as pinball machines, sneakers and video games. He’s become a total fan favorite over the years so this news has to be devastating to Pawn Stars viewers. Chumlee was released from jail on March 10. Check out his best moments on the show.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked by Chumlee’s arrest?