Aspen, Colorado, have released the 911 that landed Charlie Sheen behind bars on Christmas day, facing allegations of second degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief. And from the sound of things, it doesn’t look too good for the actor.
During the call, Charlie’s wife Brooke Mueller tells the 911 operator that her husband “has a knife,” which she later describes as a “switchblade,” and is in the other room “packing to leave.” According to Brooke, she was “scared for [her] life” after he allegedly threatened her with the knife. She told the operator that there were people in the house keeping them separate — she called from the kitchen while Charlie was in the bathroom.
Around halfway through the call, the operator asks Brooke to identify herself and her husband, and Brooke breaks down in tears when she reveals that she’s calling about none other than Charlie Sheen.
Police were called to Charlie’s Aspen home early on Christmas morning after receiving a 911 call involving a purported domestic violence incident. After arriving at the home and investigating, officers placed the actor under arrest while an ambulance tended to his wife Brooke Mueller, who did not require hospitalization. Charlie was released on $8,500 bond later that evening.
Sheen, who is under a restraining order that prohibits him from being near Brooke, is not expected to be officially charged until his Feb. 8 court date.
“First and foremost, we can’t run around saying that [Charlie] is guilty,” Pitkin County Chief Deputy D.A. Arnold Mordkin told OK! following the incident. “He’s innocent until proven guilty and we all have to remember that… It is not automatic that I will file charges against Mr. Esteves on Feb. 8”
If the actor, who alleged to have brandished a knife of some sort during the incident, is found guilty of second-degree assault, he can face up to eight years behind bars, at least four years of which he would be required to serve before being paroled.