The Shins‘ keyboard player Marty Crandall has been arrested in California following a violent incident involving his girlfriend.
Crandall (pictured far left) was taken into police custody in Sacramento on Friday night (January 4) after a domestic violence dispute in a hotel room.
According to a Live Journal blog posted by Crandall’s girlfriend Elyse Sewell, the keyboardist was intoxicated and assaulted her.
Sewell, a former contestant on ‘America’s Next Top Model’, says she “escaped from the room through a blitzkrieg of violence”. She also posted photos of her heavily bruised arms.
The entry is currently locked, and in a separate post Sewell says she will unlock it following the pair’s court date.
Sewell was also arrested after Crandall showed police a bite mark she inflicted, which she says was self-defence. She has been released, while Crandall remains in custody at Sacramento County Jail with bail set at $25,000.
According to the police report on the jail’s website, Crandall is scheduled to appear in court on January 8 at 1.30pm.
–By our New York staff.
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