Duane Peters Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Domestic Violence Charges [Update]
Duane Peters (left)
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See update number one with details on the felony charges at the bottom of this post. Update two has arraignment details. Update three has information on Peters' not guilty plea.
ORIGINAL POST, Jan. 8, 6:00 P.M.: Iconic punk musician and professional skateboarder Duane Peters was arrested by the Long Beach Police Department on felony charges just before midnight Friday. According to records provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LACSD), 52-year-old Peters is currently being held on $50,000 bail on undisclosed felony charges at the Long Beach Police Department.
The LACSD records report Peters was arrested at 11:59 P.M. Friday and booked at the Long Beach Police Station at 6:20 A.M. Visitation to Peters is not currently allowed.
Peters, an Orange County native, is known as the "Master of Disaster" in both punk and skateboarding circles. He has performed in many bands over the years, most notably the US Bombs and Die Hunns. As a skateboarder, Peters is credited with inventing several skate moves such as the "Acid Drop", "Indy Air" and being the first to land a specifically-designed 360 degree loop. Peter's many brush-ins with the law and substance abuse (and subsequent sobriety) are the stuff of legend, best examined in former music editor Rich Kane's 2001 cover story on him.
View the first part of "Who Cares?: The Duane Peters Story" here:
UPDATE 1, Feb. 10, 2:30 A.M.: Peters was booked for felony domestic violence according to Long Beach Police Department spokesperson Megan Zabel. She also told the Weekly he is expected to be arraigned in court on Tuesday.
UPDATE 2, Feb. 12, 4 A.M.: The "Master of Disaster" was charged Tuesday with assaulting his girlfriend at their home in Long Beach, according to City News Service. He's also scheduled to be arraigned on one felony count of willful infliction of corporal injury.
The extent of his girlfriend's injuries are unclear, but City News Service says the woman sustained some bodily injuries from the altercation. Neighbors were said to have heard an altercation and intervened in the dispute, restraining Peters until the police arrived.
Peters faces up to four years in state prison if he is convicted as charged.
UPDATE 3, Feb 25, 12:30 P.M.: Duane Peters pleaded not guilty Monday to assaulting his girlfriend in their Long Beach home on Feb. 7, shortly before midnight. He is charged with one felony count of willful infliction of corporal injury, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
His next scheduled court appearance is April 9. It is anticipated a date will then be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for Peters to stand trial.
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