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A timeline of Mötley Crüe’s many arrests



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Before his days within the band, bassist and principal songwriter Nikki Sixx (born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna Jr.) was a juvenile delinquent whereas dwelling together with his grandparents in Jerome, Idaho, the place he was reportedly expelled from highschool. They packed him up and despatched him off to Seattle to stay together with his mom, the place he was arrested for promoting “chocolate mescaline” at a Rolling Stones live performance in June 1972. He subsequently fled the town and landed in Los Angeles.

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On Dec. 8, 1984, singer Vince Neil had been partying with members of Finnish rock band Hanoi Rocks, who had been in LA to play. Driving drunk to an area liquor retailer, Neil misplaced management of the automobile and crashed into one other automobile. Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas Dingley was killed, and the occupants of the opposite automobile had been significantly injured.

Neil was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 5 years probation, 200 hours of group service and ordered to pay $2.6 million in restitution to the victims of the crash, some of which was lined by his insurance coverage.

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Guitarist Mick Mars (born Robert Alan Deal) was significantly much less of a wild youngster than the remainder of the band, legally talking, besides on the uncommon event when he was being blamed for one thing one other one of them did.
Case in point:
Mars was booked for indecent publicity in Denver after an evening culminated with drummer Tommy Lee operating by way of the lodge, exposing himself to whoever would reply their door. When the police had been summoned, they knocked on Mars’ door, who, whereas harmless, occurred to look sufficient like Lee that each the sufferer and the cops thought nothing of hauling him in. The undated incident is recounted, with laughter from Lee — and fewer from Mars — within the band’s “Behind the Music” episode.

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The band skirted the legislation of their early days by principally staging their arrests — together with two well-known “busts” in Canada done purely for the press. But this mishap wasn’t staged.
Sixx and then-manager Doc McGhee were jailed in Japan
in 1987 after Sixx threw a bottle of Jack Daniels at Mars whereas on a bullet prepare, McGhee recounted to Rock Candy Magazine in 2017. McGhee claims Sixx missed his bandmate, hitting a Japanese man within the again of the top. Police reportedly agreed to let the pair go if Sixx would write a letter of apology. He declined, McGhee mentioned, and the pair spent hours behind bars earlier than Sixx acquiesced.

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Things began to warmth up within the ’90s after the group fired, then rehired Neil. In December 1997, Lee and Sixx were arrested after inviting followers to come back onstage on the shut of their live performance in Phoenix, in line with MTV News. When a safety guard tried to cease the followers, Lee and Sixx responded by going after the guard, allegedly kicking, punching and spitting at 18-year-old Kenneth Lee Chambers. Sixx had simply turned 39 years outdated.

Lee was ultimately fined
and sentenced to 30 days in jail; he averted extra jail time by receiving credit score for the time he’d already served in his spousal abuse case in opposition to Pamela Anderson (see the subsequent slide). Sixx pleaded not responsible, but it surely’s unclear what the result of this case was for him.

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Lee was arrested in February 1998 for felony spousal abuse, in line with the Associated Press. He pled no contest to prices that he kicked then-wife Pamela Anderson whereas she held their child son, and was sentenced to 6 months in jail, which he started serving in May 1998. Lee would go on to stop the band in April 1999.

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In August 1999, Sixx — together with three members of the band’s street crew — were busted after a Las Vegas live performance. Sixx was reportedly complaining concerning the heavy-handedness of the police, and allegedly mentioned from the stage, “If they don’t like it, we can start flipping over cop cars like we did a couple of years ago.” According to the LVPD, this resulted in viewers members throwing chairs. The LVPD went to arrest Sixx at midnight and a scuffle broke out, after which Sixx and three members of the band’s crew had been arrested. Sixx was finally cleared of prices.

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Sixx (pictured in 2001) is arrested once more in September 1999, on prices stemming from an incident in North Carolina. During a live performance in Greensboro in October 1997, Sixx allegedly yelled racial slurs at a safety guard and incited the group to assault him. He eventually pled
no contest and acquired a 30-day suspended sentence and varied fines.

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Lee turned himself in on Oct. 12, 1999 in reference to the North Carolina incident. He received
a suspended jail sentence, unsupervised probation and a small high quality.

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Vince Neil was arrested in Beverly Hills in August 2002 on assault prices stemming from an April incident involving document producer Michael Schuman, who accused Neil of attacking him exterior of LA’s famed Rainbow Bar and Grill in West Hollywood. Neil pled no contest and was sentenced to group service and fines.

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In 2003, Andrea Terry, a intercourse employee on the Moonlite Bunny Ranch close to Carson City, Nevada, accused Neil of choking her and throwing her in opposition to a wall. He pleaded no contest, and was sentenced to a 30-day suspended jail time period, $1,000 high quality and an anger-management course.

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In 2004, Neil was accused of punching a sound man named Michael Talbert throughout a solo present in Dallas. A warrant was issued for his arrest, although it is unclear how this case turned out.

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In 2007, Neil was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Las Vegas. TMZ reported that he pleaded no contest to reckless driving prices to duck a DUI cost.

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In April 2011, Neil was charged with battery after allegedly bursting right into a comedy present on the Las Vegas Hilton and stepping into an argument together with his ex-girlfriend Alicia Jacobs. He pled guilty to a disorderly conduct cost and was fined.

Comedian Hal Sparks was performing that night time, and tweeted about the alleged incident.

This reserving picture is from February 2011, when Neil started serving time for DUI.

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In April 2016, Kelly Guerrero claimed that she approached Neil for an autograph exterior the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas when he pulled her to the bottom by her hair, earlier than being restrained by, of all individuals, Nicolas Cage. Neil pled responsible to misdemeanor battery. The case has continued to tug on into 2019, when Neil’s attorneys accused him of refusing to pay over $180,000 in authorized charges stemming from the incident and necessitating a decide’s involvement.

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