ASPEN, Colo. - Actor Charlie Sheen was arrested yesterday in this Colorado resort town in an alleged domestic-violence case.
The star of CBS's Two and a Half Men was taken into custody for investigation of second-degree assault and menacing, both felonies, along with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, Aspen police spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro said.
Police arrested Sheen, 44, after responding to a 911 call regarding a report of domestic violence at 8:34 a.m. at a historic house that is up for sale for $7.5 million in the ski-resort town about 200 miles west of Denver.
Dasaro declined to name the accuser, citing a department policy prohibiting the identification of potential victims in domestic-violence cases. Police said the alleged victim did not have to be taken to a hospital.
Hours after his arrest, Sheen posted $8,500 bond and was released from jail, Dasaro said. She said he posted the bond after speaking with a county judge and was advised on the conditions of his release.
Colorado law requires protection orders between people arrested in domestic-violence cases and their alleged victims.
Sheen publicist Stan Rosenfield released a statement saying, "It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion."
"Do not be misled by appearance," CNN also quoted Rosenfield as saying. "Appearance and reality can be as different as night and day."
Sheen is the son of actor Martin Sheen. He is married to Brooke Mueller Sheen, who gave birth in March to the couple's first children, twin boys. The couple married in May 2008 after Sheen's bitter divorce from actress Denise Richards.
Sheen's screen credits include Platoon, Wall Street, and the Hot Shots! movies. He nearly died of a drug overdose in 1998 but received court-ordered rehabilitation.