Gary Coleman arrested over the weekend

Gary Coleman booking photoDespite having been out of the spotlight for years, Gary Coleman, 41, who made a name for himself as a child star in the 1970’s sitcom Different Strokes, is once again in the news. He was arrested in his hometown of Santaquin, Utah yesterday on a domestic-violence warrant for failing to appear in court due to a prior incident. Coleman, who is being held on $1,725 bail, was previously arrested in 2008 for allegedly hitting a fan with his pickup truck outside a Utah bowling alley. In 2000, he was ordered to pay another fan’s hospital bills resulting from a fight that occurred when he was asked for an autograph. His relationship with his wife Shannon, 24, has been rocky over the two years that they’ve been married, although she has not been confirmed as the alleged victim in the current case. Last July, Shannon herself was arrested on domestic violence charges after she broke a number of household items during a temper tantrum at their home. ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. gypsy • January 25, 2010 @ 3:06 PM

    He looks like a very mean little dude!

  2. Nancy • January 25, 2010 @ 5:26 PM

    Whatchu talkin ’bout, gypsy? LMFAO! Isn’t he sweet looking?

    Domestic violence for breaking “a number of household items”…did she break them over his head? She must have hit him with these objects or something. They sound like a couple of whackos! LOL.

  3. silver • January 25, 2010 @ 5:47 PM

    But Nancy, within the last couple weeks you were saying that all assault is assault: verbal, mental and physical. So, therefore, under your definition, what she did could be considered assault/violence, as he was probably afraid of what more she would do to him.

  4. Thibz • January 25, 2010 @ 8:21 PM

    I dont think this little monster is capable of to much and he also looks under the influence of something in this pic as his eyes are very dialated.

  5. Nancy • January 25, 2010 @ 9:48 PM

    Silver: To “assault” SOMEONE…not the items, LOL. My definition of assault never included breaking things. It was assaulting others, whether it be verbally, physically or mentally…and last I checked, people didn’t get arrested for assault unless it was to ‘physically’ abuse SOMEONE. Please don’t try to tell me MY definitions.

  6. gypsy • January 25, 2010 @ 11:34 PM

    I wouldn’t underestimate him just because he’s SMALL.They are the one’s that would shoot ya,sooner than look at ya!!!Those beady eyes just scream out violent to me!!!Naw Nancy I’ll pass on this one BUT,we both know someone who would love ta squeeze his cheek’s.LMFAO!!!

  7. silver • January 26, 2010 @ 11:42 AM

    Nancy, my point was that if someone is breaking things, and probably yelling, this is an indication of violent behaviour and could be seen as threatening. Isn’t that within your definition of assault? Isn’t it mental abuse if someone breaks my possessions that I value? If I hold a knife within an inch of you but don’t “physically” abuse you, are you saying that is NOT assault?

  8. Jo-Anne • January 26, 2010 @ 12:57 PM

    silver, I echo your sentiments…

    hahahaha gyp! I don’t think carol would be pleased to hear you referring to her that way!!!!! lol lol lol

  9. mandee • January 26, 2010 @ 3:47 PM

    silver on January 26, 2010 11:42 AM i respect and appreciate this comment.

    whats going on in the world that so many are being charged with abuse and assault? the world really SHOULDNT be such a violent place! this is other people we are hurting, how can the people causing this violence not feel bad and not want to change this?

  10. Nancy • January 26, 2010 @ 4:54 PM

    Silver: No, I do not consider breaking someone’s belongings “assault”. My definitions of “assault” and “threatening” are two VERY different things. When someone breaks your possessions, I would define that as ‘you better get your butt in gear and take them to small claims’, LOL, not mental abuse. If someone holds a knife to you, they are THREATENING harm to you…to a living being, not an object such as personal possessions. So I consider your “knife within an inch of you” scenario to be defined as a threat to harm, the assault hasn’t been committed yet. Anyways, back to my original comment…”She must have hit him with these objects or something.”

  11. gypsy • January 27, 2010 @ 1:29 AM

    AAAAH JOANNE…..You know exactly WHO I was talking about!I’m not one to beat around the bush,HE’S all YOURS.LOL LOL LOL!NICE TRY!!HAHAHAHAHA.

  12. mandee • January 27, 2010 @ 9:47 PM

    whatd jo say?

  13. Nancy • January 27, 2010 @ 11:02 PM

    Mandee: It’s 5 comments above yours, LOL.

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