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Puddle of Mudd Singer Assault Rifles Out In Police Standoff

4/2/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0331_wes_scantlin_arrest_swat_police_launchPuddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin had an intense standoff with police outside his L.A. home ... and things got so serious, cops brought out the heavy artillery.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they got a call last month about a burglary in a car sitting in Scantlin's driveway. When they showed up, Wes darted into his house and refused to come out.

We're told cops tried several times to get Wes to comply, but when he continued to ignore them ... they called in at least 30 officers with guns drawn. After a couple of hours, police broke down Wes' back door and hauled him out.  

We're told he was arrested for a previous warrant, but was not booked for the standoff.

As for the burglary? Cops say Wes and a couple friends were trying to jump start a car, not clean it out.

Soulja Boy Weed Arrest Was Bogus We Got Set Up

3/31/2016 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Soulja Boy says someone set up his crew when Panama City cops raided his dressing room and arrested his publicist for weed.

Soulja gave us a play-by-play of the raid, saying he'd been in the dressing room for all of 2 minutes after his set at Club La Vela ... when cops came knocking.

Cops are saying the venue contacted them after someone smelled ganja burning in the room.

Soulja claims nobody in his entourage was smoking ... and the weed cops --  who found less than half an ounce -- wrongfully pinned it on his publicist, Erica Nailor. As Soulja puts it ... she got nailed in a case of "wrong place, wrong time."


Migos Rapper Back in Jail ... Pot Bust This Time

3/31/2016 7:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0331-offset-migos-mug-01Offset from the rap group Migos got busted by cops for marijuana possession and driving on a suspended license -- the same thing he got locked up for 2 weeks ago. 

Offset got pulled over by cops in Chattahoochee, GA and officers say they found marijuana ... less than an ounce. 

He was arrested early Thursday morning for possession, obstruction of justice and also for driving on a suspended license ... which is weird, since Atlanta cops recently booked him for that too. At the time, Offset said cops screwed up because he'd already cleared up his driver's license issues. 

Chattahoochee PD disagrees.

Someone needs to introduce Offset to Uber.


Katt Williams Nabbed By Cops For Fighting Teenager

3/30/2016 1:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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033016-katt-williams-mugshot-02Katt Williams is in custody again -- cops scooped him up Wednesday for that brawl with a 17-year-old. 

Gainesville PD in Georgia tell TMZ  ... officers showed up at Katt's house and arrested him. As we told you, an arrest warrant was issued on Monday. Katt was booked around 2:30 PM, and will be held until his court appearance Thursday.

You'll remember ... Williams was seen in a video last week punching 17-year-old Luke Wash after a soccer game. Both Katt and Wash were charged with disorderly conduct.

Luke turned himself in on Monday.


NBA's Jae Crowder Baby Mama Arrested Alleged Spit Attack at Celtics Game

3/29/2016 10:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0329-jae-crowder-SUB-instagram-dana-lambert-03Dramatic night for Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder -- because his baby mama got arrested AT HIS GAME Monday night for allegedly spitting on another woman at Staples Center.

TMZ Sports has confirmed ... Dana Lambert was arrested for simple battery last night while Jae's Celtics were in the middle of playing the L.A. Clippers. 

Multiple law enforcement sources tell us Lambert got into a heated argument with another woman at Staples ... and things allegedly came to a head when Lambert channeled her inner llama and spit on the other woman. 

We're told the two women involved have a long-standing beef with each other. 

The other woman called for security and demanded they make a "citizen's arrest" -- which ultimately happened. Lambert was eventually taken into custody by the LAPD and booked for misdemeanor battery. 

She was released early Tuesday morning after posting $20,000 bail. Calls to Jae and Dana have not been returned.

BTW, to make things worse for Jae ... the Celtics lost -- bad. 

Katt Williams Arrest Warrants Issued For Fight with Kid

3/28/2016 1:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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032816-katt-williams-luke-walsh-tmz-dailymailupdate_graphic_red_bar2:50 PM PT -- We've confirmed Luke Wash is in custody. He was booked Monday afternoon and held on a $1,300 bond.update_grey_gray_barKatt Williams and the 17-year-old kid he fought are both wanted by cops now ... TMZ has learned.

Police in Gainesville, GA tell us Katt and the kid, Luke Wash, have been charged with disorderly conduct. We're told a Hall County judge issued arrest warrants after the charges were filed.

Cops say the fight, which included foul language being used in front of minors -- is a violation of his conditional bond from his arrest for allegedly assaulting one of his bodyguards. Police have contacted Katt's lawyer to discuss him turning himself in, but if he doesn't, we're told cops are ready to go find him.

We're told Wash was charged because in Georgia, 17-year-old offenders are considered adults.

Twista Arrested for Weed That's Still a Crime?

3/25/2016 6:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


1:40 PM PT -- Cops say they found a 1/2 ounce of marijuana hidden in a fake can. Twista came on "TMZ Live" to talk about the arrest.update_grey_gray_barRapper Twista was busted for possession of pot Thursday night ... which torpedoed his Indiana concert.

Twista was scheduled to perform at Big Shots in Valparaiso. We're told the Rolls Royce Phantom in which he was riding was pulled over at 10:15 PM, before the concert. Twista, 2 other passengers and the driver waited outside the car as police searched the vehicle and found the weed.

Cops say they stopped the Rolls because it was following too close to a truck. Police approached the vehicle and smelled weed.  

All 4 men were arrested.

Twista was on his way to the concert when he was busted. The show, obviously, did not go on.

The rapper was held until 4 AM Friday morning and released after he posted $500 bail.

'Return to Amish' Star Charged for Meth

3/25/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0324-chapel-peace-mug-01"Return to Amish" star Chapel Peace was peddling more than butter and blankets ... prosecutors say she was deep into meth.

The 33-year-old was one of 27 busted in Pennsylvania this week during a massive drug sting. According to the State Attorney General, detectives seized more than $90k of meth, $8,400 of heroin and more than $27k in cash.

Peace, who's been featured on the series, was charged with possession with intent to distribute and for having paraphernalia. Chapel was also reportedly arrested last year with heroin.  

No word if this will affect Peace's gig on the TLC show.


Adrien Broner Accused of Violent Robbery w/ Gun ... Warrant Issued for Arrest

3/24/2016 12:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0202-adrien-broner-tmz-01Boxing superstar Adrien Broner is a wanted man -- after allegedly beating the crap out of a guy outside a Cincinnati bowling alley in a violent robbery with a gun ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

TMZ Sports has obtained official documents which show Broner has been charged with felonious assault and aggravated robbery and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. 

Multiple sources connected to the case tell us the incident in question went down around 3:30 AM on January 21st -- after Broner and another man had been making high stakes bets with each other at the lanes.

The alleged victim told police ... Broner had lost thousands of dollars in bowling bets and was pissed when the alleged victim decided to call it a night and go home with his winnings. 

Our sources say ... the man claims Broner waited for him outside of the alley and punched him in the face and neck -- nearly knocking the man out cold. 

According to court docs ... Broner "then retrieved a handgun from his vehicle, approached the victim, demanded money, then struck [the victim] in the face with a closed fist a second time, this time causing the victim to be rendered unconscious."

"Broner was then observed taking money out of the victim's pockets while he was unconscious before fleeing the scene."

Officials note that Broner is a pro boxer -- and "professionally trained on how to cause serious physical harm to another person."

We're told the alleged victim was hospitalized -- and needed stitches to close a gash on his chin. 

We reached out to Broner and his camp multiple times for comment -- so far, no word back. 

update_graphic_red_barBroner finally commented ... sorta ... blowing off the gravity of the situation in a text message convo with an ESPN reporter, which Broner posted to Instagram. 


Mayhem Miller Ex-UFC Star Arrested Again ... $1,000,000 Bail

3/16/2016 10:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Ex-UFC star Mayhem Miller was arrested again -- this time for vandalizing a tattoo shop -- and officials have set his bail at a whopping $1 MILLION ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Miller -- who's previously been arrested for DUI, fighting cops and domestic violence -- was taken into custody Tuesday stemming from an incident back in January when officers say the 35-year-old vandalized the ink shop in Orange County, CA with graffiti. 

According to court docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Miller's bail was set at $1,000,000!!!!!

We're told the number is so high because Miller was out on bail at the time for a previous felony and has a deep, DEEP criminal record. 

He's currently behind bars ... where he will probably stay for a while. 

Chumlee I'm Not Feeling the DJ Thing After Vegas Arrest

3/11/2016 4:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

030916-chumlee-tmzChumlee won't be pumping up the jam on the Strip ... he just cancelled his DJ appearance.

The "Pawn Stars" co-star was set to spin at Tru Nightclub Friday evening in Vegas, but since he just got out of jail Thursday ... the club was unclear if he'd show. Chumlee's lawyer tells us he proactively chose to bow out.

As we previously reported ... Chumlee was arrested after Vegas cops say they found drugs and a gun in his home while serving a search warrant for a sexual assault investigation.

He was sprung after posting $60k bail.

Chumlee from 'Pawn Stars' Arrested During Sexual Assault Raid

3/9/2016 4:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Chumlee from "Pawn Stars" has been arrested for guns and drugs after police raided his home while investigating an alleged sexual assault ... TMZ has learned.

Las Vegas Metro PD says officers showed up at his home Wednesday afternoon with a search warrant in connection with a sexual assault case. We're told Chumlee is the suspect in that case.

Our law enforcement sources tell us cops found marijuana, meth and at least one weapon during the search.

Chumlee was taken into custody and booked for drug and weapon possession. We're told the sexual assault is still under investigation.

Story developing ... 


Katt Williams Arrested After Cops Raid Home Find Drugs, Guns

3/8/2016 7:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Katt Williams is once again locked up ... after cops found weed and firearms while serving a search warrant at his house.

The Hall County Sheriff's Office in Georgia say the warrant was part of an investigation into Katt that began on March 1, after one of Katt's bodyguards claimed he was beat with a baseball bat and choked after refusing to "engage in criminal activity" at Katt's behest.

The bodyguard claimed Katt threatened to kill him ... but said the assault was carried out by others in the group.

When cops raided Katt's home Tuesday morning ... they found several firearms, and "large quantities" of marijuana.

Katt was booked for aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and false imprisonment.  Cops say they will also add the drug and weapons charges.

His latest brush with the law puts Katt's tally at 4 ... after allegedly holding 5 women at gunpoint, assaulting a pool store clerk, and becoming a battery suspect in L.A. ... all within a week.

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