Journey Drummer Pleads Not Guilty To Misdemeanor Charges

Journey Drummer Pleads Not Guilty To Misdemeanor Charges

February 1, 2012

Journey drummer Deen Castronovo pleaded not guilty Tuesday to four charges stemming from an arrest January 20th in West Salem, Oregon according to

Castronovo, 47, is charged with recklessly endangering another person, interfering with making a police report, second-degree criminal mischief and harassment. All of the charges are misdemeanors.

Castronovo was arrested late January 20th at a home on St. Helens Drive NW. A neighbor had called 911 to report an altercation involving a man and woman across the street.

The woman told police that she and Castronovo had been in a relationship for three years but broke up about four weeks prior to the altercation, according to a probable-cause statement. A probable-cause statement is a document that provides legal ground for an arrest and to hold a person in jail.

The argument apparently started after Castronovo accused the woman of cheating on him, according to the statement.

Castronovo bailed out of Polk County jail just hours after his arrest. According to his release agreement, he cannot have any contact with the woman except through his attorney.

Castronovo and his attorney, Jeffrey Jones of Salem, declined to comment after the court hearing.

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