"NCIS" star Pauley Perrette's ex-husband has just been charged with violating her restraining order against him -- and now the guy faces up to a year and a half behind bars.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Francis "Coyote" Shivers has been charged with one count of violating a court order, and one count of probation violation. If convicted, he faces 18 months in jail.
Shivers is currently on probation after he was convicted of sending Pauley's lawyer harassing emails.
As we first reported, Shivers showed up last month at a Hollywood sushi joint where Pauley and her current fiance were having dinner -- and an argument broke out.
Shivers said it was all just a coincidence -- but prosecutors feel differently.
in Neighbor-Choking Case
12/15/2011 5:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"NCIS" actor David Fisher won't go to jail after allegedly choking his neighbor -- because he just struck a plea deal with prosecutors ... in which the battery charge against him was totally dropped.
In exchange for dropping the choking charge, Fisher pled "no contest" to a much more minor disturbing the peace charge ... and was sentenced to pay a $50 fine, which the judge wrote off.
TMZ broke the story ... Fisher was arrested back in September after an argument with his neighbor turned violent -- with Fisher allegedly trying to cut off the guy's oxygen supply.
Fisher tells us, "I was set on by a bully who asked for trouble and lost his fight. He then goes running to the teacher and spins his lies. This is the case."
He adds, "I have not punched someone since I was at school. That was 27 years ago. This seems to be an instant karmic justice for a bully."
All Choking Aside
'NCIS' Actor David Fisher
Pleads 'Not Guilty'
in Neighbor-Choking Case
11/22/2011 3:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"NCIS" actor David Fisher insists .. he isn't some ruthless neighbor-choking bully -- and has officially pled "not guilty" in his battery case.
TMZ broke the story ... Fisher was arrested back in September after an argument with his neighbor turned violent -- with Fisher allegedly attempting to asphyxiate the guy.
Fisher claims he only got physical in self-defense, after his neighbor insulted the actor's dead mother -- but law enforcement didn't buy it ... charging Fisher with simple battery weeks after the incident.
Fisher pled "not guilty" to the misdemeanor charge soon after, and is due back in court next month. Calls to Fisher have not been returned.
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'NCIS' Creator Sues -- CBS BURNED Me On 'NCIS: LA'
4/28/2011 2:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The TV legend who created "NCIS, "JAG," "Quantam Leap" and "Magnum P.I." claims he's been done dirty by the suits at CBS -- who allegedly cut him out of the plans and profits for "NCIS: Los Angeles."
75-year-old Donald Bellisario has filed a lawsuit against the network -- claiming he has a deal with CBS which gives him the "first opportunity" to create any spin-offs of "NCIS."
According to his suit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Bellisario claims CBS never made any effort to include him in the plans for "NCIS: Los Angeles" -- and has since refused to provide him any compensation for the show.
Bellisario is suing for unspecified damages.