Charlie Sheen accused of domestic violence charges

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U.S. actor Charlie Sheen is pictured in this handout photo released by the Aspen Police Department on December 25, 2009. Sheen, 44, was arrested on Friday for second degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief, according to Aspen Police Department's Community Relations Specialist Stephanie Dasaro. All charges are coupled with a domestic violence component. Sheen will be held in the Pitkin County Jail until his court appearance.

BEIJING, Dec. 28 -- U.S. actor Charlie Sheen, 44, was accused of using a weapon in an alleged case of domestic violence in Aspen, Colorado, according to media reports Monday.

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Cast members of "Two and A Half Men" (L-R) Angus T. Jones, Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen accept the Future Classic award at the taping of the seventh annual TV Land Awards in Los Angeles, California April 19, 2009. The awards show honors classic TV shows and will be telecast April 26 on the TV Land cable channel.
Sheen was arrested on Christmas morning at a house in Aspen where he was staying with his wife Brooke Mueller Sheen.

He was released later Friday after posting bond of 8,500 dollars. Sheen returned to Los Angeles after his release.

Local police said Sheen was arrested for investigation of second degree assault, menacing, and criminal mischief.

Sheen is slated to appear in court on Feb. 8 next year.

In December 1996, Sheen was arrested for attacking Brittany Ashfield, who was his girlfriend, in Southern California. He pleaded guilty in 1997 and was placed on two years' probation.