Charlie Sheen: Actor Gets Felony Charge over Domestic Dispute

By Kamika Dunlap on February 08, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Actor Charlie Sheen has been charged over the alleged domestic dispute involving his wife on Christmas Day.

Despite efforts by Sheen and his wife Brooke Mueller to put this incident behind them and reconcile, the district attorney's office still filed charges.

Sheen was charged on felony menacing, third degree assault and criminal mischief, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Their attorneys had tried to persuade the district attorney to back off the case, saying the couple "want to try and work it out."

Colorado 9th District Court Judge James B. Boyd allowed Sheen to return to Los Angeles with his wife, Brooke Mueller, and modified a protective order. The judge however, left standard provisions of the of the protective order in place including harrasment or retaliation against his wife.

Sheen and Mueller married in 2008, and welcomed twin baby boys earlier this year.

As previously discussed, after an altercation on Christmas that led Brooke to claim that Sheen put a knife to her throat and threaten to kill her. An order of protection was put in place, to prevent the couple from having contact.

Sheen, 44, was arrested on Christmas for domestic violence allegations including second-degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief after Mueller, 32, called 911.

Sheen, the star of CBS' "Two and a Half Men," was released after posting $8,500 bond and advised by a county judge on the conditions of his release.

Since the Christmas Day incident, Hanes has reportedly ended its advertising campaign featuring Charlie Sheen because of domestic violence charges filed against the actor.

According to the affidavit Sheen has denied threatening her with a knife.

He also told police that he and his wife have been having marital problems and that she abuses alcohol.

It is unclear whether Mueller would testify for the prosecution in any forthcoming trial.

In the past, Sheen has had several run-ins with the law including his 1996 arrest and charge for attacking a girlfriend at his Southern California home. He later pleaded no contest and was placed on two years' probation.

Also in 1998, his father turned him in for violating his parole after a cocaine overdose sent him to the hospital.

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