Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin was arrested in Los Angeles Monday night after police said he abused his ex-wife in front of several witnesses.
Police were called to a business in West Hollywood around 3:30 pm after a witness reported Scantlin had shaken his ex-wife and was trying to drag her away by her arm or shirt. When authorities arrived, they spoke to Scantlin’s ex-wife and witnesses, and decided to arrest the rocker for domestic violence.
According to TMZ, Scantlin was very uncooperative and one source said, “He was very mouthy.”
Scantlin is currently being held in custody, and bail has been set at $20,000.
This is Scantlin’s second arrest in a week. The 40-year-old was arrested on May 7 on warrants stemming from his January 2012 arrest for cocaine possession. Scantlin was pulled over in Hollywood around 11:30 pm for speeding, and when police ran his information, they found that he had two warrants out for his arrest and booked him at a nearby police station. Scantlin was released a few hours later on $11,176 bail.
The warrants were for two different cases. One was for driving on a suspended license, and the other was for the cocaine bust.
Scantlin was also arrested in September 2012 for getting into a fight with a flight attendant. The flight was originally heading to L.A., but had to be rerouted to Bergstrom International Airport in Austin in order to remove Scantlin from the plane. Scantlin was arrested for public intoxication and could have also faced charges for interfering with a flight crew — which is a felony. However, the case was later dropped.
Wes Scantlin is the only remaining founding member of Puddle of Mudd, who released their debut EP, Stuck, in 1994. Their major label debut Come Clean was released in August 2001 and went on to sell over 5 million copies. The band has released two independent albums and four major albums, with the most recent being Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate, which was released in December 2009.