Singer has been arrested for second time in the space of a month
Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin has been arrested for the second time in less than a month.
Scantlin was arrested on December 26 for drugs possession, with TMZ now reporting that he was also detained by police officers on Saturday (January 9) after he vandalising a house he used to own.
The rock singer reportedly lost the Hollywood Hills property last year. Sources say that he allegedly smashed a window with a hatchet and “trashed audio electronics, surveillance cameras and an alarm system”.
Video footage (see below) shows Scantlin appearing to tell officers that he owns the property. Scantlin has been charged with vandalism and trespassing. He has been released after posting $20,000 (£13,700) bail.
Scantlin, whose band released their most recent album ‘re:(disc)overed’ in 2011, was arrested in April 2015 after taking a ‘joyride’ on an oversized luggage carousel. He was charged with misdemeanor trespassing after entering a security clearance area at Denver International Airport.
In 2014, Scantlin was arrested for using a buzzsaw to damage his neighbour’s patio. The incident was the culmination of a long-running feud with his Los Angeles neighbour, electropop artist Sasha Gradiva. She claimed that Scantlin attacked her property at least 10 times in the past, repeatedly calling the police to alert the authorities to his behaviour.
Scantlin claimed that the property’s previous owner built a patio when he was on tour with his band and that its construction damaged his own patio and an outdoor staircase.