, LOS ANGELES, December 26 – Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen was arrested Friday in the Colorado ski resort of Aspen on charges of domestic violence after reportedly attacking his wife of 19 months Brooke Mueller.
"Carlos Irwin Estevez, also known as the actor Charles I. Sheen, was brought to the Pitkin County Colorado Jail for booking and incarceration following his arrest by the Aspen Police Department," police spokesman Jeff Lumsden said.
The name of the victim was not immediately released, but Hollywood press reported that 44-year-old Sheen\’s arrest followed a domestic dispute with Mueller, his third wife.
Sheen was released from jail after appearing before a judge and posting an 8,500-dollar bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for February 8.
After several entanglements with the law in the 1990s in cases related to drugs, domestic violence and prostitution, Sheen is now one of the best-paid TV comedians thanks to the highly popular "Two and a Half Men" and "Spin City" series.
In 1997, the actor was tried for attacking his girlfriend at his California home. He has also been accused of assaulting his ex-wife actress Denise Richards, a former James Bond girl.
Mueller gave birth to the couple\’s twin boys Max and Bob back in March. Sheen also has two daughters from Richards, whom he divorced in 2006 after a four-year marriage and a 23-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.