Sheen facing February prosecution
CHARLIE SHEEN is facing prosecution in February after an alleged domestic violence dispute with his wife BROOKE MUELLER which landed the actor behind bars on Christmas Day.
Sheen was booked for investigation of second-degree assault, menacing and criminal mischief after allegedly fighting with his wife during their festive celebrations in Aspen, Colorado, where they were spending the holidays with their nine-month-old twin sons.
He was later released on $8,500 bond and returned to Los Angeles, while Mueller remained in Aspen.
A decision on whether to prosecute Sheen is not expected until shortly before his next scheduled court appearance on February 8, according to Chief Deputy District Attorney Arnold Mordkin.
Sheen's menacing charge is the most serious and usually carries a sentence of two to eight years in prison and a fine of $2,000 to $500,000, according to Mordkin.
Meanwhile, the couple will undergo counselling together in the New Year, according to Sheen's manager Mark Burg, who adds, "There are no plans for divorce."
The actor wed Mueller in May 2008 following a messy divorce from his now ex-wife Denise Richards.