Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin arrested for domestic violence

The rock frontman was picked up by police yesterday in West Hollywood

Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin arrested for domestic violence

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Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin has been arrested for domestic violence after allegedly beating up his ex-wife.

The incident happened yesterday (May 13) in Los Angeles. Police were called to a business in West Hollywood at 3.30pm (PT) after it was reported that Scantlin apparently dragged his ex-wife and then pulled her by the arm or the shirt, writes TMZ.

Police spoke with witnesses and the victim upon arrival and then arrested Scantlin for domestic violence. A source told TMZ that Scantlin was 'extremely uncooperative', saying: "He was very mouthy." Scantlin is currently in custody with bail set at $20,000 (£13,110). This is far from Scantlin's first brush with the law. He was arrested on May 7 for warrants stemming from his guilty plea to cocaine possession in June 2012.

He was also arrested last September after arguing with staff on board a flight. The plane he was on was forced to make an emergency stop in Austin, Texas and Scantlin was removed and arrested. According to TMZ, Scantlin allegedly became angry and got into a verbal altercation after staff refused to serve him alcohol. After the incident, the singer was arrested for public intoxication.

Puddle Of Mudd most recently released a covers album, which was titled 're(disc)overed'. It was released in August 2011 and included covers of AC/DC's 'TNT', Elton John's 'Rocket Man', The Rolling Stones' 'Gimme Shelter', Free's 'All Right Now' and Stevie Nicks' 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around'.

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