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Actor Charlie Sheen arrested in Colorado

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Charlie Sheen spent the better part of
Christmas Day in a Colorado jail cell after being arrested on
domestic violence allegations.
The 44-year-old actor was taken into custody Friday morning by
officers responding to a 911 call from a house in this ski resort
town about 200 miles west of Denver.
Sheen, the star of CBS' "Two and a Half Men," was taken to the
Pitkin County jail and booked for investigation of second-degree
assault and menacing, both felonies, along with criminal mischief,
a misdemeanor, Aspen police spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro said.
He was released in the late afternoon after posting $8,500 bond
and being advised by a county judge on the conditions of his
release, she said.
Dasaro declined to name Sheen's accuser, citing a department
policy prohibiting the identification of potential victims in
domestic violence cases.
It wasn't immediately known whether Sheen had retained an
attorney. His publicist issued a statement urging against a rush to
judgment.
"It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion,"
Stan Rosenfield said.
Sheen is the son of actor Martin Sheen and brother of
actor-director Emilio Estevez. He is married to Brooke Mueller
Sheen, a real estate investor who gave birth to the couple's first
children, twin boys, in March. They married in May 2008 following
Sheen's bitter divorce from Denise Richards.
Charlie Sheen's screen credits include "Platoon," "Wall
Street" and the "Hot Shots!" movies.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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