Pawn Stars Chumlee Arrested

Pawn Stars' Austin 'Chumlee' Russell Arrested on Weapons, Drug Charges

Pawn Stars personality Austin “Chumlee” Russell was arrested Wednesday after police say they found at least one weapon and several illegal drugs at his home, our sister site Deadline reports.

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.

Chumlee Arrested Pawn StarsAccording 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.”

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26 Comments
  1. Bill says:

    Hahaha what an idiot

  2. Jbrooks says:

    Chumlee so disappointed!!!! Almost disgusted!

  3. sd says:

    RIP chumlee

  4. Kenneth Keefer says:

    Hope he gets the help he needs.wish the best for you.your still one of my favorites.drugs have taken alot of friends of mine.hope your pawn stars family support you,I’m sure they will.its never to late.best wishes for your recovery. Come to Vegas 5 or 6 times a year and allways come to visit pawn stars shop.get well soon chumlee.

    • Kenneth Keefer says:

      Don’t let people’s negative words bother you.nobody has the right to judge you.we all make mistakes in life,its all about how you learn from these mistakes.with your pawn star family you will get though this and be a better person for it.I look forward to seeing you back on the show when your able to.never give up buddy.

    • DL says:

      Well said. He has a good thing going, so hopefully he can move past whatever is causing him to engage in such self-destructive behavior. Wishing for his recovery as well.

  5. Et al. says:

    Shocking. Just shocking.

    Does sarcasm play on the Internet?

    • Melody says:

      Its not surprising at all. Its not the first time hes been arrested. People like Chumlee should not be made into celebrities. He was getting $40K an episode. What a waste.

    • Mike M says:

      “… found at least one weapon, marijuana and methamphetamines at Russell’s home.” So what was the charge – having LESS than the required amount for the average Las Vegas stars home?

  6. Melody says:

    Not surprised and this shows ratings are not what they used to be…I doubt it will be renewed after this. Another fake scripted reality show the public got conned into viewing.

  7. Phoenix5634 says:

    Hahaha, ohh poor Chum lol

  8. Tom says:

    He lives in Vegas and makes 40k an episode. Not surprising they found “some” drugs in the house. Does not mean he is a junkie. They didn’t state if the gun was registered yet.

  9. Robert McCall says:

    Stupid is as stupid does. Maybe he can get a new job on Alaskan Bush people.

  10. Mike Smith says:

    Sounds like he pissed off some b!tch who went to the cops and ratted on him about the drugs and guns.

  11. Rick says:

    Only an idiot would believe he couldnt get bailed out in about 30 seconds.

  12. Weezy says:

    I bet I’m the only one that will even notice this…

    Somehow they just show up at dude’s house to serve a warrant (why use the term warrant instead of search warrant…makes you wonder about the scope) in an investigation he hasn’t been charged in. Which would be impossible if this country still had “rule of law” with no probable cause for the warrant, assuming it was for a search. Second, you can’t just find other things outside the scope of the investigation and then charge someone for it. That is illegal. The search warrant is supposed to be specific to the ongoing case and the gun and drugs had nothing to do with it.

    If he gets a good lawyer I’m thinking he can get this thrown out quick. Assuming the judge actually wants to follow the law, which isn’t even a given these dreadful days.

    • Tom says:

      Yes you can, anything out in the open is fair game. I learned this in the pilot of White Collar though lol (but they did state the exact law when applying it)

  13. Esmeralda says:

    Who are we to Judge! Lesson Lived! Lesson Learned! get your act together and move forward. We love the Show and we will pray for you! Please don’t repeat the mistake again!

  14. Robert Cunningham says:

    It’s sad to hear that Chumlee was arrested for illegal drugs in his home. “Maybe that’s how he’s lost all the weight, he went on the Jenny Crank diet.. lol , or maybe he isn’t guilty of anything. In either case for he does have a problem with drugs.. Maybe going through a Christ centered 12-Step program will help him the most!!!! So contact me Chumlee!.. I am a friend through Hmjesys Christ.

  15. sounds like you messed up a very good career

  16. Tommy G says:

    Wikipedia says he’s worth five million dollars! 5 MILL! LOL! Anyway, I wonder if that t-shirt that I saw with his likeness on it at the Salvation Army store is gonna sell now that he’s been busted? Hmmmm…

  17. West Gilliam says:

    I will never watch the show or let my kids watch it again I hope they shut it down

  18. garry e blevins says:

    Hope things work out for chum. He has made me laugh many a days. Wish you well.

  19. Daniel Schroeder says:

    Utterly pair of rare gems those guys. Thats going to cost more then they pay chummy! A rare fine ! I aplaud stupidity.

  20. pghpiratefan says:

    Leave the dude alone. If he assaulted someone, fine – to after him for that and get to the bottom of it. But don’t use those accusations to make him suffer for unrelated reasons.