ATN Police Blotter: New Edition, Same Old Story

At least this time it wasn't Bobby Brown. Whereas in the past, the

bad boys of New Edition might have traveled with handcuffs as a treat for those

especially freaky groupies, now they'd be advised to bring their own to save

the police some time.

Singer Ronnie DeVoe was arrested early Monday

morning after police were called to the Louisville, Kentucky hotel where the

band were staying amidst reports that a drunken man was wandering the halls.

When police arrived around 4:15 a.m., they spotted DeVoe in a hallway and told

him to return to his room, according to the Associated Press. But the

former Bell Biv DeVoe member allegedly refused and called for two of his posse

to back him up. The trio then reportedly verbally assaulted the officers and

got into an altercation with them, resulting in their arrest and charges of

resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, and inciting a riot for DeVoe

and disorderly conduct, menacing and failure to disperse for his

cronies.

This isn't the first trouble the New Edition tour has run into.

The tour, which one member has described as "pure hell," has seen oft-arrested

member Bobby Brown bare his assets and walk off stage several times in recent

weeks and "miss the flight" to the band's appearance at the American Music

Awards. On February 8, only four of the six members were standing at the end of

the show at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. Brown was absent

due to the "flu" and Ricky Bell had to leave the show early to accompany his

uncle, who was hospitalized after a mild heart attack.