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Puddle of Mudd Singer

ARRESTED

Accused of Battering Ex-Wife

5/14/2013 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin was arrested in L.A. last night after cops say he roughed up his ex-wife in front of several witnesses ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... police were called to a business in West Hollywood around 3:30 pm after someone reported Scantlin shook his ex-wife and then tried to drag her by the arm or the shirt.

When cops arrived ... we're told deputies spoke with witnesses and the victim -- and decided to arrest Scantlin for domestic violence.

We're told Scantlin was extremely uncooperative during the arrest -- one source tells us, "He was very mouthy."

Sources tell us Scantlin -- who penned the hits "She Hates Me" and "Blurry" -- is currently in custody and bail has been set at $20,000.

It's been a rough month for Scantlin, who was arrested on May 7 on warrants stemming from his cocaine case.

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Your S&M Girlfriend    

You reap what you sow. I am in no way condoning non-consensual beat downs but maybe these women looking for a ride on the "fame" train should start taking a better look at the price.

465 days ago
2.

Whatever    

He looks like trash. Does this guy ever bathe?

465 days ago
3.

Vince    

Just because he can write dose not mean he is smart......

465 days ago
4.

Jen    

Douche.

465 days ago
5.

Gretel    

Too bad she didn't shoot him and put him out of his misery.

465 days ago
6.

CelticOne    

LOSER.. one of the biggest losers EVER!

465 days ago
7.

jameskatt    

This is why she effing hates you.

465 days ago
8.

Laura    

He has legal problems from his cocaine use, and he beats women. His songs 'She Hates Me' and 'Blurry' pretty much say it all.

465 days ago
9.

DOC    

puddle of mud/pile of ****e

465 days ago
10.

amyd    

One of the worst "bands" EVER!!!

465 days ago
11.

writenow    

The cops arrested him? Good. In San Francisco, it's the Sheriff who gets arrested for roughing up his wife.
But then, the wimp DA doesn't follow through. See DV stats

465 days ago
12.

Joao    

This idiot is really making it tough for the Califorina Celebrity Courts to cut him a break--the cocaine charges they can fudge but beating the crap IN FRONT OF WITNESSES puts a wrinkle in how they'll have to twist (ignore) the "law"... but no worries, I'm certain they have a plan---but it'll cost him to wiggle out of this one too.

465 days ago
13.

August    

How come the 12-Step religious AA/NA cult's "HIGHER POWER" isn't using its HIGHER POWERS on him?

465 days ago
14.

whateveryou    

Lot of haters out here. A certain guy has, in the past, put something in his system that didn't belong. Can you guess who that is? I don't think these things speak of his real personality, more of an addiction or the results of one. Not making an excuse, just sayin'. Mr. Charlie has done far worse. If your going to judge one for that you have to judge all for that.

465 days ago
15.

latestdiets.net    

the bad music made him do it.

465 days ago
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