Weiland Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge In Vegas

STP singer taken into custody at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland was arrested early Monday morning at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on a charge of battery/domestic violence.

Weiland's wife, Mary, told police Sunday night that the incident began when the couple got into a verbal argument over prescription medication.

In the statement she gave police, she said she was sitting in front of a door in an attempt to keep him from leaving the room. The singer allegedly grabbed her by her arms, moved her to the right of the door, and pushed her against the wall several times before leaving the room.

The report says that as a result of the altercation Mary had bruises on both biceps.

After spending 12 hours in jail, Weiland was released Monday on $3,000 bail. Later that night he performed at the hotel's live music venue, the Joint, with his bandmates.

A court date has been set for December 19 in Justice Court, Las Vegas Township. A spokesperson for Weiland had no comment.

In late 1999, Weiland was sentenced to spend one year in Los Angeles County Jail's Biscailuz Recovery Center after violating the probation he was serving for a 1997 arrest on heroin possession charges. The court found the singer to be in violation of that probation when he was treated for a heroin overdose in July 1999.

He was released from jail in January 2000 but remained in a supervised treatment program.