Entries in Jail (14)


Ryan O'Neal's Son Griffin Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Battery

Scott Kirkland/FilmMagic(SAN DIEGO) -- Ryan O'Neal's son Griffin O'Neal was in a San Diego jail Thursday following his arrest on New Year's Eve for alleged misdemeanor domestic battery. According to, a family member called 911 on Dec. 31 to report a disturbance stemming from a person having had too much to drink at O'Neal's Ramona, Calif. home. After speaking with witnesses, deputies determined that the 47-year-old O'Neal was being aggressive towards his wife. As of Thursday night, he was being held at San Diego Central Jail on $10,000 bail.

O'Neal is scheduled to be sentenced next week in connection with an unrelated case in which he drove under the influence of drugs last year, resulting in an accident that injured another driver.

Another of Ryan O'Neal's sons, Redmond O'Neal, has also had his share of legal problems due to a drug addiction.

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Mindy McCready Ready to 'Go to Jail' for Son

Frederick Breedon/WireImage(CAPE CORAL, Fla.) -- Mindy McCready now faces serious legal trouble after missing a judge's deadline to return her 5-year-old son Zander to Florida, but the troubled country singer has given no indication if or when she plans to bring him home.

Authorities are now calling this case a parental abduction. The FBI has released a missing person poster and Lee County, Fla., family court judge James Seals has signed a new order, telling law enforcement nationwide to take Zander into custody upon sight.

McCready responded by saying she's willing to risk jail to protect her son.

The Florida Department of Children and Families told ABC News, "Once the child is located, we will pick him up and bring him back to Florida. His safety and well-being are our number one priority."

The boy's father and McCready's ex-boyfriend Billy McKnight told NBC Friday that he spoke on the phone with the singer and their boy after the judge's deadline expired.

"He did sound healthy and ok. He wasn't crying or scared," McKnight said about Zander.

"I think she believes she has a case and doesn't realize she's pushing her luck on this one," he added.

McCready has been involved in a messy custody battle over the boy with her mother, Gayle Inge, and her ex. Zander lives in Cape Coral, Fla., with his grandmother, who has legal custody of him. He is allowed to stay with his father on occasion, but can only see McCready on supervised visits.

"Zander is used to being in Florida with me and her mother. I'm worried about him being moved around," McKnight told HLN Thursday.

At some point during a visit on Tuesday, McCready took Zander and fled to Nashville.

Seals ordered McCready to return to Lee County, Fla., by 5 p.m. Thursday, but the singer has now made it clear that she has no intention of doing that.

McCready could face felony charges for violating the court order and taking her son out of state, but right now authorities tell ABC News that they are focused on finding Zander.

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Lindsay Lohan Begins Jail Sentence

Toby Canham/Getty ImagesUPDATE: Lindsay Lohan was released from jail after serving only a few hours of her 30-day sentence behind bars.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed early Monday morning that the 25-year-old starlet was released.  Gossip website reported that Lohan was released at approximately 1:30 a.m. PT.

(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan began her jail sentence Sunday night for violating her probation in connection with previous DUI and theft convictions.

According to information posted on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's website, Lohan turned herself in to the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif., at 8:48 p.m. local time and was booked 10 minutes later.  A judge had ordered her to surrender by Wednesday.

The 25-year-old Mean Girls star isn't expected to serve her 30-day sentence in its entirety due to jail overcrowding.  The sheriff's department's website lists her projected release date as Nov. 16.

Lohan's probation was revoked on Oct. 19 following reports that she failed to meet her community service obligations at a Los Angeles women's center.

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Lindsay Lohan Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail

Toby Canham/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan is going to jail.  A Los Angeles County superior court judge on Wednesday sentenced the actress to 30 days in jail for failing to honor the terms of her probation for previous DUI and theft convictions.  Judge Stephanie Sautner ordered Lohan to surrender Nov. 9.

Unlike previous celebrity sentences, Judge Sautner declared Lohan will have to serve the entire 30 days of her sentence behind bars -- no early release and no house arrest -- although she did add, “other than that required by the law.”  In other words, if the sheriff determines the notoriously overcrowded L.A. county jail needs fewer inmates, Lohan could conceivably be released before she's served the full sentence.

After Lohan is released, she must return to completing her community service at the L.A. County Morgue, working there no fewer than 12 days a month.  She'll also have to undergo court-ordered therapy.  While she does so, she can't leave the country and can only leave the state with prior approval from her probation officer.

Should Lohan again fail to honor the terms of her probation, she'll be sent back to jail -- this time for 270 days.

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Rapper T.I. Back in Federal Custody 

Moses Robinson/WireImage for Target(ATLANTA) -- Music star T.I. is back in federal custody, just 24 hours after getting out of prison.

T.I.'s attorney, Steve Sadow, tells E! the luxury coach that chauffeured the rapper on his trip to Atlanta from prison in Arkansas to a halfway house was apparently a problem for prison officials.

"We are awaiting the opportunity to quickly resolve whatever the issue may be that the Bureau of Prisons has with T.I.'s method of transportation," Sadow said.

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'NCIS' Actor Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Neighbor

Digital Vision/Photodisc/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- David Fisher, who plays CIA operative Trent Kort on the CBS hit NCIS, was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles after he allegedly choked a neighbor, reports.

The alleged incident occurred during a dispute over the neighbor hanging towels outside.  The neighbor was taken to a hospital, but TMZ does not state his current condition.

Fisher was arrested on suspicion of felony battery.  He was in jail as of Thursday night in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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Lindsay Lohan Completes House Arrest

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- With the removal of a GPS ankle bracelet, Lindsay Lohan is again a free woman.

The 24-year-old actress' 35 days of home confinement came to an end around 10 a.m. PT Wednesday.

She still needs to complete 480 hours of community service. The Mean Girls and Machete star will continue working at a Los Angeles-based women's shelter and will also spend some time working at the Los Angeles County Morgue.

Her rep Steve Honig insists she's "very focused" on finishing her service.

Lohan has expressed her desire to put her most recent run-in with the law behind her.

The actress was sentenced to four months in jail in May for violating her probation in a 2007 drunken driving case when she reportedly swiped a necklace from a jewelry store earlier this year. She pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor theft charge and was allowed to serve time under home confinement thanks to overcrowding at Los Angeles' only women's prison.

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Lindsay Lohan Escapes Jail Time, Can Legally Drink Again

AL SEIB/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan has escaped jail time again, and now she's officially allowed to drink alcohol.

At a Los Angeles Superior Court hearing Thursday, Judge Stephanie Sautner ruled that the actress did not violate her probation stemming from her 2007 DUI case because there was no order in place to test her for drugs and alcohol.

But Sautner ordered Lohan, who was in court because she failed an alcohol test last week, not to have parties and not have more than one friend at her house at a time. She also told the problem-prone star not to do "stupid" things that fly in the face of the court's order.

Sautner said Lohan was guilty of "extremely poor judgment by having roof parties while on home confinement" before adding, "poor judgment is not a violation of your probation." Lohan threw a rooftop barbeque for her friends last week.

Prosecutors asked to reinstate mandatory drug and alcohol testing; Sautner declined the request.

The decision came after more than an hour of deliberations between Lohan's legal team and prosecutors in Sautner's chambers. The actress arrived for her 10 a.m. PT hearing in a conservative outfit -- black slacks, black shoes, a button down shirt, her blonde hair pulled back -- a departure from her more revealing recent courtroom attire.

Lohan was ordered to court after she failed an alcohol test last week. The L.A. County probation department was under the impression that she was required to take drug and alcohol tests, but upon a closer reading of Lohan's old probation order Thursday, the testing requirement was deemed expired.

That means that technically, Lohan can drink alcohol.

The hearing came as Lohan wraps up her house arrest stint for taking a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store. She's due to be released from house arrest Wednesday.

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Lindsay Lohan Likely to Serve 14 Days House Arrest

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, entered a no-contest plea Wednesday on the actress' misdemeanor theft charge, meaning Lohan, who did not appear in court, does not admit guilt but her case gets logged as a conviction.

Lohan, 24, allegedly stole a $2,500 necklace from the Venice, Calif., jewelry store Kamofie & Company in January.

Last month, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner reduced the theft charge from a felony to a misdemeanor. Sautner also sentenced Lohan to 120 days in jail for violating her probation. In addition, the actress was ordered to serve 480 hours of community service at the Downtown Women's Center as well as janitorial duties at the L.A. County Coroner's department.

On Wednesday, Holley told the court that it appears as though Lohan will be approved to serve her time through house arrest, and elaborated at a press conference after the hearing.

"As they would with any other person with a similar sentence, sheriffs will determine if she is eligible for early release and electronic monitoring," she said.

L.A. County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said a 120-day sentence effectively gets reduced to 71 days because of good behavior, and because of overcrowding it is further reduced to about 14 days, even if Lohan serves her time at home.

Lohan must surrender to the sheriff's department on June 17, at which time a decision will be made on whether she qualifies for home monitoring. 

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Report: Lindsay Lohan Expected to Get Probation in Theft Case

AL SEIB/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan will reportedly avoid jail time and is expected to receive probation when she pleads no contest to a misdemeanor theft charge on Wednesday.

Lohan is accused of stealing a necklace from a Venice, California jewelry store in January. quotes sources as saying an attorney for the Mean Girls star met with a prosecutor and Judge Stephanie Sautner on Monday to discuss the case, and all parties agreed to keep Lohan out of jail.

The website quotes a source as saying, “Lindsay knows she dodged a major bullet.  She doesn’t like the fact she’ll be on probation for another year, but it beats being in state prison.”

Lohan is currently performing some 400 hours of community service for violating her probation for a pair of 2007 DUI convictions.  She was also sentenced to 120 days in jail for the violation, but is appealing that penalty.

RadarOnline reports that Judge Sautner is expected to allow Lohan to serve the 120 days at home if she wears an ankle bracelet to monitor her whereabouts, and will also allow her to work on movies during the day.

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