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'Ink Master' Star Busted on Drugs and Gun Charges

6/16/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0615-tyler-nolan-mugshot"Ink Master" star Tyler Nolan was arrested in Florida and charged with possession of cocaine, ecstasy, weed and three guns, including a Remington shotgun.

According to the police report, Tyler was pulled over Monday afternoon in Cocoa Beach. When they approached the car, cops say it reeked of marijuana ... triggering a search.

Cops say they found a small bag of cocaine (less than 1 gram) and a gun on him. When they searched the car, cops turned up two bags of weed (14 grams), 6 pills of ecstasy and two more firearms, including a rifle and over 900 rounds of ammo.

Tyler -- who told cops he had the ammo after spending a few days at shooting ranges in the area -- was charged with three felonies (possession of coke, E and guns) and a misdemeanor for the weed.

He was released Wednesday morning on $18k bond.  

Rapper David Banner Arrested in D.C. After Going BALLISTIC

6/15/2016 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rapper David Banner got into a standoff with a bouncer and ended up in handcuffs.

Witnesses tell TMZ it all started after someone in Banner's crew got denied at Ozio Restaurant & Lounge early Sunday in D.C. We're told pissed off Banner went after the bouncer.

According to the police report, he clenched a fist and told the bouncer, "I got you n*****, I got you. You a sellout n*****. I got money." He also allegedly threw money and credit cards at the bouncer during the exchange.

When the responding officer tried to break things up Banner told him, "I don't give a f*** about no police!" And then he got arrested for inciting a fight.

It's basically a ticket -- no biggie, but watch the vid ... Banner was heated! 

'Below Deck' Star Busted for Strangulation

6/14/2016 4:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0614-Kathryn-D-Chastain-mugshotKate Chastain -- the Chief Stewardess on Bravo's "Below Deck" -- was arrested after cops say she bit and choked out her girlfriend ... TMZ has learned.

Cops in Melbourne Beach, FL tells us Kate was booked Monday night after a domestic violence investigation launched when Kate's girlfriend's went to work with bruising on her arm.

According to cops ... Kate tried to kick her drunk girlfriend out of their house and when she refused, Kate bit her in the forearm, bicep and leg. Cops say Kate also put a knee on her head, choked her, and tried to stop her breathing.

Kate was arrested and booked for a felony domestic violence charge of battery by strangulation.

She appeared in court Tuesday afternoon ... and posted a $5,000 bond.  

Kate's been featured on 2 seasons of "Below Deck" -- but the show was not shooting at the time of her arrest.

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Amar'e Stoudemire's Brother Allegedly Kidnapped & Beat Ex-GF ... Locked Her In Basement

6/14/2016 11:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0614-stoudemire-mug-tmz-01Amar'e Stoudemire's younger brother was arrested in Kansas Monday night -- after allegedly kidnapping the mother of his child, repeatedly beating her and then locking her in a basement ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Law enforcement sources confirm ... 28-year-old Jerrel Stoudemire -- a former college football player -- was taken into custody around 5:30 PM in Hodgeman County, KS. 

We're told ... officials believe Stoudemire went to the woman's home and waited for her to arrive. When she pulled up, he rammed his car into her vehicle ... and then pulled her out and beat her. 

Stoudemire allegedly dragged the woman into the basement of the home and continued to attack her for several hours. 

We're told the woman's daughter eventually found her naked and unconscious in the basement. 

Cops were called ... and Stoudemire was tracked down and apprehended at a separate location. 

He was booked for aggravated battery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and criminal depravation of property. 

He's due in court later this afternoon. 

Ex-NFL RB Travis Minor Busted In Prostitution Sting ... That Hooker's a Cop!

6/13/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0609_travis_minor_mug_sports_wmEx-NFL running back Travis Minor tried to pay $40 for some lovin' in Florida ... but his plans were foiled when the hooker turned out to be an undercover cop ... this according to police.

 TMZ Sports obtained court docs which show the former Florida State football star unknowingly rolled up to a hooker sting operation in Broward County back in 2014 ... allegedly looking for some oral sex. 

Instead, Minor -- a 3rd round pick in the 2001 Draft -- got arrested and charged for soliciting a prostitute. 

But here's the rub ... Minor has yet to be punished because his case has been pushed and pushed and pushed for years. 

In fact, he had a hearing on Thursday -- but the case was yet again pushed back. His next court date is June 30th ... but don't hold your breath for anything to happen. 

We reached out to Minor for comment -- so far, no word back.

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Pride Parade Parade-Goer with Assault Rifles Arrested

6/12/2016 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar2:40 PM PT -- Cops have identified the suspect -- 20 year old James Howell from Indiana.  Police say they found, "three assault rifles, high capacity magazines, and ammunition."  Also, they found a 5 gallon bucket with chemicals capable of forming an improvised explosive device.

Cops also say as of now, there is no connection between James Howell and the shootings in Orlando.update_grey_gray_barA man with assault rifles was arrested early Sunday after telling cops his destination was the Pride parade later today in West Hollywood ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Our sources say Santa Monica PD responded to a prowler call and found the man nearby the house that was allegedly targeted.

We're told he informed cops he was on his way to meet a friend for the Pride parade 10 miles away in WeHo. At a point cops searched his car and our sources say they found multiple assault rifles with a number of loaded magazines that were stacked and taped together --  a marker for someone looking to fire multiple rounds in rapid succession. Cops reportedly also found explosives and camouflage gear.

We're told the man has been arrested.

Santa Monica PD will not comment.

We're told the FBI is now involved. We do not know if cops have a lead on the identity of the "friend" of the man arrested.

Dustin Diamond Busted for Oxycodone

6/10/2016 1:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Dustin Diamond, from "Saved by the Bell," violated his probation by failing a drug test ... TMZ has learned.

According to docs ... Screech's urine tested positive for oxy during a test administered last month. Diamond told his parole officer he'd recently taken "a painkiller" for a toothache -- but he also admitted to not knowing what kind it was ... because it was an old prescription.

That's his story, he stuck to it ... and that's why he got thrown in jail for the violation. Diamond was released after 2 days behind bars.

He told cops he's "cleaned out" his medicine cabinet.

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Chris Brown Dirt Bike Bust in Amsterdam But He's Cool with Cops

6/10/2016 1:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chris Brown was hauled into a police station in Amsterdam for riding a dirt bike without a helmet and tags.

Amsterdam police tell TMZ the singer was pulled over Friday in the Red Light District after cops say they noticed he didn't have a license plate for the bike. That's a big no-no. We're told cops had Chris follow behind them to a station where he paid his fine.

Chris posted a vid while he was inside the station -- 'fessing up, but explaining it wasn't all bad. Actually, compared to his most recent run-in with cops ... he seems downright mellow.

Hmm ... 

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Telemundo Reporter Takes Punch to Head '¡Ay Dios Mio!'

6/10/2016 10:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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4:50 PM PT -- A station spokesperson tells TMZ Iris "is ok and is understandably taking some time off to recover."

update_grey_gray_barA Telemundo reporter was viciously punched in the head Wednesday on live TV.

Iris Delgado was at the tail end of her live shot at Philadelphia City Hall when a woman sauntered up to her and said, "Excuse me, excuse me." It's unclear what set the woman off, but the punch is painful to watch. She was punched 3 times and pulled to the ground.

You hear the anchor say, "¡Ay Dios mio!" (Oh my God).

Law enforcement tells us Iris complained of pain to the right side of her head. 

The attacker was arrested.

Amber Heard 'Homophobic' 'Misogynistic' Cop ... a Gay Woman

6/9/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0608-beverly-leonard-facebook-05Amber Heard's ex-girlfriend, who just claimed Amber's 2009 arrest for domestic violence was bogus because the cop was a homophobe with a hint of misogyny ... couldn't be further off the mark, because the officer is an openly gay woman who also contributed money to a domestic violence organization.

Amber's ex-domestic partner, Tasya van Ree, minimized their altercation at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, saying it was "misinterpreted and over-sensationalized by two individuals in a powerful position." She's referring to the cops who arrested Amber for allegedly grabbing and hitting Tasya.

Officer Beverly Leonard was the actual arresting officer. She proudly posted pics of herself and her partner a few years back. She's also posted pics of herself at Pride weekend.

Leonard also supported an organization in Seattle that helps women who were victims of domestic violence.

A source close to Beverly says the now-retired officer is indignant ... saying the arrest had nothing to do with homophobia ... she was arrested for breaking the law.

Although Tasya claims the incident was minor, police documents show there was actual property damage ... Tasya's pendant was broken during the scuffle, and the documents also show Tasya was extremely upset with Amber for the alleged attack ... so claim the responding cops.

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Stanford Rapist Special Jail Protection ... To Prevent Inmate Beatdown

6/8/2016 4:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Brock Allen Turner -- the ex-Stanford swimmer convicted of rape -- has been placed in protective custody while serving his sentence at Santa Clara County Jail ... to keep him safe from inmates who might harm him.

We spoke to a rep for the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, who confirmed to TMZ Sports, Turner is being held in an area away from the general inmate population, and will have a deputy escort whenever he moves around the grounds.

He will be exposed to other inmates -- but only ones in "protective custody" -- which include people convicted of sexual assault, LGBT inmates and gang dropouts.

"They're kept totally separate ... so they aren't harmed."

We're told Turner's "protective custody" status is NOT due to the fact his case is so high-profile -- but rather because he was convicted of sexual assault ... and those type of inmates are often targeted.

Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to 6 months in county jail for raping a 23-year-old woman on the Stanford campus in 2015 ... but with good behavior he could be out by September.

Amber Heard Meets Johnny, Asks Cops ... Please Erase My Dom. Violence Records

6/8/2016 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0608_amber_heard_johnny_depp_rum_diary_premiere_getty-2Amber Heard had her lawyer send a letter to the cops who arrested her for domestic violence, asking them to wipe clean all traces of the incident ... and the request was made just as she was starting her romance with Johnny Depp.

TMZ broke the story ... Amber was arrested in 2009 for allegedly assaulting her domestic partner at Seattle/Tacoma International Airport. Cops took her mug shot, she spent a night in jail and appeared in court, where the prosecutor decided not to pursue the case because Amber and partner Tasya van Ree lived in California.

Amber's lawyer, Michele Shaw, sent a letter to the Port of Seattle Police Dept. on November 14, 2011 ... asking to delete the criminal history. The lawyer points out, under Washington law, she was eligible because she was never prosecuted.

Amber met Johnny on the set of "Rum Diaries."  They reconnected at the premiere in October, 2011 ... just weeks before she decided to clean up her record.

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Amber Heard Arrested for Domestic Violence Against Girlfriend

6/7/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0606-amber-heard-tasya-getty-02Amber Heard -- who claims she was the victim of domestic violence by husband Johnny Depp -- was herself arrested for domestic violence against her then-domestic partner ... TMZ has learned.

According to law enforcement sources and documents, Amber and Tasya van Ree got in an argument on September 14, 2009 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Amber allegedly grabbed and struck Tasya in the arm, which upset Tasya and triggered the arrest.

Amber was arrested and booked for misdemeanor domestic violence. Her mug shot was taken and she appeared in court the following day.

TMZ has obtained audio of the court hearing, where the prosecutor declined to move forward with the case -- we're told because the women both lived in California. The judge told Amber she was not off the hook ... prosecutors could reconsider and refile within the 2-year statute of limitations.

Amber thanks the judge and leaves the courtroom. 

We reached out to Amber's lawyer ... so far no word back.

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