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Journey Drummer

Busted for Girlfriend Assault

1/26/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Journey drummer Deen Castronovo mug shot
Deen Castronovo
-- the current touring drummer for Journey -- was popped this weekend in Oregon for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the drummer tell us, 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 us 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 us, the rocker believes "it was a misunderstanding that should not have been escalated to such a level in the first place."

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1.

Rocco    

I'm sure that blonde skanky ho groupie is involved.

909 days ago
2.

Rocco    

hello

909 days ago
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Julies    

He is dating someone who calls her dad when being assaulted? Pick on someone your own age, dude. Sad. Plus, Journey was average at best back in the day. Irrelevant to most of us now.

909 days ago
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Robyn    

Obviously he went to the Neal Schon school of charm. Being 2 ft 3 inches with a penchant for taking photos of yourself that you send randomly to fans of your "fan pages" sets the stage for domestic violence like this by Deen who has been out of control for ages. Wonder if Neal gives sisiy points for who can stoop the lowest.

909 days ago
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seatart    

I know the woman involved. She's been trying to help him with his addiction issues but he plays the rehab game so well, it never sticks.

If I was running from someone, I'd call a man, being a woman and all that. Try to not judge too much without knowing any of the facts.

909 days ago
6.

Realist    

Having known Deen for years and knowing what kind of a man he is, this seems like a drum rat looking for her paycheck and her 15 minutes of fame.

909 days ago
7.

patty    

are you sure thats neil - it looks just like him

909 days ago
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bagladey    

That band seems to be full of classy guys. This is nice follow-up to Neal Schon's skankiness.

909 days ago
9.

who dat    

Fire up the tour bus. Time to play a few county fairs to post this douches bail.

909 days ago
10.

KicksandGiggles    

Hes got a girl friend? Wow - I guess they are mixing viagra in the geritol.

909 days ago
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Tim M    

I can hear the music in the background.... "Don't stop beating..."

909 days ago
12.

Jackie    

oh Harvey, looking at the bail amt. they know this dude is crazy! I miss the days when Journey was better.

909 days ago
13.

anony    

Journey is a band of real winners. Steve Perry got out just in time--years ago.

909 days ago
14.

teri    

Isnt phil spector already in jail?

909 days ago
15.

BigTim    

That's class.

909 days ago
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