Ex-Smashing Pumpkins bassist D’arcy Wretzky arrested

Former member is behind bars in Michigan after missing court appearances

D’arcy Wretzky, former bassist of Smashing Pumpkins, has been arrested in Michigan.

She has been detained after breaching the state’s ‘Animals Running At Large’ law in 2009 when horses she kept at her home escaped, and her neighbours contacted the police.

The bassist subsequently missed four scheduled court appearances and hasn’t paid the fine she was issued with, leading to her arrest.

According to gossip website TMZ.com, Wretzky was arrested on Tuesday (February 8) after a warrant was issued for her detention. She is scheduled to be released on Monday (February 14).

Wretzky was in Smashing Pumpkins from 1988 to 1999, contributing to four studio albums. She was replaced in 2000 by former Hole bassist Melissa Auf der Maur, and has taken no part in the band’s current reunion.