By now everyone has heard the news that Austin “Chumlee” Russell was arrested last week at his Nevada home. Las Vegas Police executed a search warrant in connection to a sexual assault charge. What they found is more interesting than anything charged against Chumlee.
It appears that like every other normal male, Chumlee has a special room set aside for fun and games. Called the “Chum-Chum” room in the arrest report, the room is equipped with a dancing pole. If I could afford this type of home entertainment, I would in a heartbeat.
Eventually, Chumlee was arrested and charged possession of meth, possession of cannabis over 1 ounce, possession of both schedule I and schedule IV controlled substance and what the Police report states as the prohibited personnel procession of a firearm.
Speaking with TheWrap, David Chesnoff, attorney for Chumlee, stated the following, “We will be analyzing what was allegedly found and whether the alleged seizure was lawful in a courtroom, not in the media. Austin has great faith in the judicial system — as do I — and looks forward to a just resolution of the matter.”
What I find appealing is the fact that Chumlee was not charged with any of the charges stated in the search warrant. What happen to the collection of evidence related to a sexual assault charge? Initially, when the Las Vegas Police arrived it was to serve a warrant for the collection of evidence related to a sexual assault charge made by a woman. According to the arrest warrant they were at the Pawn Stars home to collect bedding, trace evidence and swabs from Chumlee. We’ll have to keep an eye on this one, cause something smells a little fishy.