‘Chumlee’ from ‘Pawn Stars’ arrested in sexual assault raid
LAS VEGAS (March 9, 2016) — The man known to millions of cable TV viewers as Chumlee on the reality show “Pawn Stars” was being held in a Las Vegas jail late Wednesday following his arrest on felony weapon and drug charges.
Police said Austin Lee Russell was arrested when officers serving a search warrant in a sexual assault investigation found methamphetamine, marijuana and at least one gun at his southwest Las Vegas home.
Russell wasn’t booked on a sex-crime allegation, but according to Officer Larry Hadfield, a department spokesman, that part of the investigation is continuing.
Records showed Russell was being held on 19 drug possession charges and one weapon charge. His bail was set at $62,000.
It wasn’t immediately clear if he had a lawyer.