Courtney Love turned herself in to Los Angeles police Friday afternoon to face a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon, according to her lawyer. She was booked, processed and released on $55,000 bail, according to Los Angeles police.
A warrant was issued for Love's arrest on June 2 after police received a complaint from Kristin King, a friend of Love's former manager/boyfriend, James Barber. King claimed Love had attacked her with a bottle and a metal flashlight in late April (see "Courtney Love Wanted For Allegedly Beating Woman With Flashlight"). It was reportedly King's first meeting with Love, according to sources familiar with the incident, who said that King was seeking advice from Love about her Los Angeles trio, Black Heat 7, for which she's the singer/guitarist. She was crashing on Barber's couch when the alleged incident occurred.
If convicted, Love faces up to four years in prison. She's due to be arraigned on the charge on July 9, which, according to her latest tour itinerary, is an off-day between shows in Minneapolis and Denver. Her lawyer Michael Rosenstein said Love plans to plead not guilty.
This is just the latest in a string of charges against Love in the past year. In October she was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Hours later police were called to Love's Beverly Hills home for a medical emergency and found the singer with an unspecified amount of the prescription painkillers hydrocodone and oxycodone (see "Courtney Love Rushed To Hospital For Drug OD Following Arrest").
She's since pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of being under the influence as part of a plea agreement that could send her to rehab instead of jail (see "Courtney Enters Plea Agreement In Hopes Of Getting Rehab"). She's due back in court on July 15 for the felony drug charge, and on July 16 for sentencing on the misdemeanor drug charge.
Love has also been charged with assault and reckless endangerment for allegedly hitting a fan with a microphone stand during a March 17 performance at New York club Plaid (see "Courtney Love Says Mic-Stand Accuser Is Motivated By Money"). She's due back in court for that charge on June 28, the same day she's scheduled to play New York's Central Park.
For more on Courtney Love, check out Kurt Loder's interview with her, "Courtney Love, Grievous Angel."