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Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin continued his downward spiral on Wednesday (July 24th), getting arrested for allegedly vandalizing a neighbor's property with a buzz saw and a sledgehammer. According to TMZ, Scantlin, claiming a neighbor's wall infringed on his property at his Los Angeles home, struck the wall with a sledgehammer. Scantlin also apparently caused some sort of damage on the neighbor's patio with a circular saw, although it is not clear what was destroyed.


  • Police arrested the 41-year-old Scantlin on charges of felony vandalism when police officers arrived at the scene.
  • The singer/guitarist had reportedly been feuding with the neighbor for a while, presumably over the property line issue.
  • This latest arrest is the latest in a long line of legal hassles for the musician. Back in May, he was arrested twice within the space of a week -- first on warrants stemming from his 2012 cocaine possession case, then on charges of domestic violence when he became physically abusive with his ex-wife Jessica outside a West Hollywood business.
  • After pleading guilty last summer to the cocaine charge, Scantlin was ordered into a drug counseling program and told he would have the possession charge against him dropped if he completed the program within 18 months.
  • The rocker also made news in February, when Jessica claimed that he stole her car. It was returned hours later although Scantlin's manager denied that the singer took it.
  • He was also charged with public intoxication last year after being thrown off a Jet Blue flight from Boston to Los Angeles, although he was later cleared.
  • Wes has also had problems with back tax payments in addition to last year's ugly divorce battle with Jessica.


  • Is there any hope for this guy to pull out of this slow-motion crash?
  • If you were his friend, what would you tell him?

INTERNET COMMENTS at Loudwire -- agree or not?

LXR wrote: "Are arrests the only thing that makes this irrelevant bum keep any amount of relevance?"

Marty Doll wrote: "Well I guess bad boy behavior is not dead in rock and roll hell yeah."

Colton Craker wrote: "Is this guy still relevant?"

Brittany Ocheltree wrote: "Pretty over hearing about his bulls***. Thanks for not showing up to your concert in Indianapolis on July 4th. You owe me $90 bitch."

Read more at Loudwire, Noisecreep, Billboard and NME

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