Journey Drummer Arrested For Assualting Girlfriend
January 26, 2012
Deen Castronovo, the current touring drummer for Journey, was popped this weekend in Oregon for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, TMZ.com has learned. Sources close to the drummer say Deen was arrested Saturday, after a heated argument with his lady turned physical.
According to law enforcement, Deen was booked into Polk County Jail on a laundry list of charges — including coercion, assault in the 4th degree, criminal mischief in the 2nd degree, interfering with making a report, and harassment. Sources tell TMZ the additional charges stem from an altercation that occurred after the alleged physical blowout — when his girlfriend ran out of the house to call her father, and Deen grabbed the phone out of her hand and refused to let her contact her dad.
Deen’s bail was set at $52,500.00 — which he posted before being released. A rep for Deen tells TMZ that the rocker believes “it was a misunderstanding that should not have been escalated to such a level in the first place.”
Last December Journey guitarist Neal Schon got into a little trouble himself by sending a nude image of himself to a married woman via Facebook, putting a major strain on his relationship with The Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Salahi when she found out.
Schon’s reps calimed the story was much more complicated by saying: “Neal has received menacing texts messages over the past couple weeks from a person he has never met, telling him that he was in possession of Neal’s stolen phone and threatening to release the photos. Apparently this person decided to carry out his threats. It is sad that ex-girlfriends, ex-wives and ex-husbands cannot move on with their lives and are apparently using every effort to squeeze money out of Neal purely out of jealousy and greed. As a note to their fans, Neal and Michaele are doing great and are very much in love.”
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