Las Vegas Metro Police Department officers were at Russell’s house to serve a warrant for a sexual assault case; the reality-TV star has not been charged in conjunction with that investigation, which is ongoing.
According to reports, police found at least one weapon, marijuana and methamphetamines at Russell’s home. The 33-year-old employee of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop was charged then booked at the Clark County Detention Center (mugshot at right), where he remains in custody on $62,000 bail, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
Russell is a major player in History’s Pawn Stars, which follows Rick Harrison, the co-owner of the aforementioned Las Vegas pawn shop, and his colorful family and staff. Per Deadline, both A&E Networks — History’s parent company — and series producer Leftfield Pictures declined to comment on Russell’s arrest.
The Sun also quoted Harrison offering vague support for his co-star. “We don’t have details yet,” he said, “but are here to help Chumlee however we can.”