http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/journey-drummer-deen-castronovo-arrested-assaulting-girlfriend-01-26-2012

Daniel S Levine

                    After the drummer allegedly assaulted his girlfriend, sources claim he would not let her call her father

Deen Castronovo, the current touring drummer for Journey, has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend while in Oregon over the weekend.

TMZ reported Thursday that sources close to Castronovo said he was arrested Saturday. He had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend, whose name has not been reported.

A Polk County Jail representative confirmed the story to E! News, saying that he was arrested by Salem police and charged with coercion, assault, criminal mischief, interfering with making a report and harassment.

Sources told TMZ that additional charges were added because after the alleged physical fight, the drummer attempted to stop his girlfriend from calling her father by grabbing the phone right out of her hands.

E! News could not reach Castronovo’s representative, but one told TMZ that the incident was a “misunderstanding that should not have been escalated to such a level in the first place.”

According to Spinner, Castronovo has been performing with the “Don’t Stop Believin’” band since 1998. He has appeared on every one of their records since 2001’s Arrival. He also appeared on Journey’s 2011 album, Eclipse, notes E! News.

He was held on $52,500 bail, which he posted and was released. It was not announced when he would be due in court next.

 

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