Thursday, July 02, 2015

Journey drummer denied bail by Oregon judge: Accused of rape, sexual abuse, and unlawful use of a weapon

Journey drummer Deen Castronovo’s recent arrest has taken a turn for the worse. The musician was booked with assault, coercion and menacing after he got into a domestic dispute at his home with his wife.

The District Attorney has now added new charges including rape, sexual abuse, and unlawful use of a weapon.

After the 50-year-old’s arrest, Journey booted Castronovo from the band’s tour. current tour. He’s currently being held without bail.

Castronovo's attorney Jeffrey Jones said his client was high on meth and hallucinating when he was arrested two weeks ago and accused of misdemeanor assault and menacing,

"He has no prior criminal history, no prior arrests. He's actually a pretty good part of the community, a contributing member," Jones said.

Jones asked Marion County Circuit Judge Channing Bennett to set Castronovo's bail at $50,000, but the request was denied.

"My finding is he has no regard for the court's order. I do find he is a danger to the victim," Bennett said.

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