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‘Pawn Stars’ Cast Member Chumlee Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges ‘Video’
'Pawn Stars' Cast Member Chumlee Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges

‘Pawn Stars’ Cast Member Chumlee Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges ‘Video’

‘Pawn Stars’ star Chumlee was arrested after police raided his home on Wednesday.

Police were investigating an alleged sexual assault at his home, and had issued a search warrant.

Austin Lee Russell, better known as Chumlee on the popular show, 33, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Wednesday. His bail was set at $62,000.

He is facing 19 drug possession charges and one count of possession of a gun by a prohibited person, jail logs show.

Metro Police say they were serving a search warrant in a sexual assault investigation when they discovered methamphetamine, marijuana and firearms in his southwest Las Vegas Valley home.

Pawn Stars’ Chumlee has not been charged in the sexual assault case. Officer Larry Hadfield, a Metro spokesman, said that part of the investigation stemmed from a recent complaint by a woman, and it is continuing.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Russell had a lawyer.

“Pawn Stars” co-star Rick Harrison said, “We don’t have details yet but are here to help Chumlee however we can.”

A spokesman for A&E Network and the History Channel declined by email to comment.

Pawn Stars’ Chumlee, who boasts a strong Twitter following and has his own merchandise line, says his personality on the show has made him a fan favorite.

“People can relate to me, and they root for me because on the show I am the dumb guy, the one who is a little rougher around the edges,” he told the Sun’s John Katsilometes in 2014. “When people come in the store, they want to give me a hug and say hi. They want to see the Old Man sitting in his chair, they want to talk to Rick about whatever item they have. They interact with us differently … But me, I’m the guy they want to hug.”

Pawn Stars’ Chumlee had a humble upbringing and had to deal with the loss of his father, who died in 2009 at age 54 of pancreatic cancer, just weeks before the premiere episode of “Pawn Stars.”


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