ASPEN, Colo. - Charlie Sheen spent the better part of Christmas Day in a Colorado jail cell after being arrested on domesticviolence allegations.
The 44-year-old actor was taken into custody yesterday morning by officers responding to a 9-1-1 call from a house in this ski- resort town about 200 miles west of Denver.
Sheen, 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 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 actress Denise Richards.