Former ALICE IN CHAINS Bassist Arrested

April 4, 2005

Seattle's KIROTV.com is reporting that former ALICE IN CHAINS bassist Mike Starr was arrested in Seattle for vandalizing a car.

A man named Phillip told KIROTV.com that he spotted a man pulling the hood ornament off his car Sunday night.

He said he recognized the man as Michael Christopher Starr and called police. Starr was arrested Sunday night for "investigation of property destruction and theft."

Starr, 39, a founding member of ALICE IN CHAINS, has been in legal trouble before in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake City. His past charges include DUI, reckless driving, and various drug charges.

Back in April 1994, Starr was sentenced to 30 days in the Houston jail for
misdemeanor drug possession. Starr was arrested at Houston's Intercontinental Airport while trying to check in for a flight to Los Angeles with a suitcase he had stolen from the baggage claim area. Authorities searched him and found he was carrying marijuana.

It was nearly three years ago that ALICE IN CHAINS that lead singer Layne Staley was found dead in his University District apartment from a drug overdose.

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