Cannibal Corpse’s Pat O’Brien Seems To Have Been Hallucinating At The Time Of His Burglary

10 News WTSP have shared a new report with more details regarding the December 10 arrest of Cannibal Corpse’s Pat O’Brien. As previously reported, the guitarist was arrested near his Northdale, Florida home for burglary and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

The 53-year-old broke into a Northdale home at around 6:57 PM while two people were inside. After the musician was told to leave, he pushed down a woman and ran into the backyard. One of the residents told ABC Action News that O’Brien seemed to be hallucinating and that he was speaking of “the rapture.” He also claimed “someone was after him” and even tried to hide in the closet.

Authorities found O’Brien hiding near a fence and they used an electronic control device to disarm him after he ran towards a deputy with a knife.

O’Brien‘s Northdale home was also on fire at the time of the incident. Hillsborough County firefighters say their was military-style flamethrowers and exploding ammunition inside the house, making it harder to put out. In fact, there was so many firearms that ATF agents and a bomb squad were both sent to the scene. The guitarist was apparently trying to get away from his burning house when responders arrived. He was arrested less than .5 miles away.

Neighbors say O’Brien was an “avid gun collector” and that he did not appear to show signs of odd behavior prior to the incident.

O’Brien made his first court appearance yesterday (December 11) and a judge said he must undergo drug testing before being allowed to be released on a $50,000 bond. The musician wore an anti-suicide vest in court with his hands and feet restrained.

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Cannibal Corpse’s Pat O’Brien Appears In Court Wearing Anti-Suicide Vest

As previously reported, Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien was arrested for burglary and aggravated assault on an officer as his Northdale, Florida home was burning with exploding ammunition inside. Now, the musician has made his first court appearance, where a judge said he must undergo drug testing before being allowed to be released on a $50,000 bond. Interestingly, O’Brien was wearing an anti-suicide vest in court with his hands and feet restrained. WFLA News shared the below video report:

Cannibal Corpse’s Pat O’Brien Arrested For Burglary & Assault As Ammo Explodes Inside His Burning Home

UPDATE: O’Brien has now made an appearance in court.

Original Story:

Last night (December 10), Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien was arrested near his Northdale, Florida home for burglary and aggravated assault on an officer.

According to abcactionnews.com, the 53-year-old reportedly broke into a Northdale home at around 6:57 PM while two people were inside. After the musician was told to leave, he pushed down one of the victims and ran into the backyard. Authorities found O’Brien hiding near a fence and they used an electronic control device to disarm him after he ran towards a deputy with a knife.

Oddly, O’Brien‘s Northdale home was also on fire at the time of the incident. Hillsborough County firefighters say their was military-style flamethrowers and exploding ammunition inside the house, making it harder to put out. The guitarist was apparently trying to get away from his burning house when responders arrived. He was arrested less than .5 miles away.

This news comes just one day after Cannibal Corpse announced a North American tour with Slayer.

Members Of Rotting Christ Were Arrested In The Country Of Georgia

Rotting Christ vocalist/guitarist Sakis Tolis and drummer Themis Tolis were apparently arrested in the country of Georgia on April 12, due to suspicion of terrorism related to their band name, which led authorities to assume they were Satanists. Fortunately, the other two members were not arrested and were able to work with the local promoter to help free them.

The group’s label Season Of Mist posted the following:

“Rotting Christ have been arrested in the country of Georgia on spurious grounds involving charges of terrorism allegedly based on the band’s name!

Frontman Sakis Tolis relates the events in his own words: “We arrived in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi very early in the morning of Thursday, 12th of April. After the regular document check at the border, my brother and I were stopped by the police on our way out from the airport. After some minutes, we were ordered to follow police to another area of the airport under the pretence of further questioning before entering the country.

Instead, we had our passports and mobile phones taken away and were lead into a prison cell. When we were demanding to be told the reason for this arrest, we were simply told this information would be ‘confidential’. Our lawyers informed us later that we are on a list of unwanted persons of national security that branded us as Satanists and therefore suspects of terrorism.

Without previous warning and no official reason, we found ourselves in jail, locked into a small and rather dirty cell and without being permitted any contact to the outside world or legal representation or our embassy for 12 hours. Conditions were bad and no further information provided during this time.

Luckily, only the names ‘Tolis‘ were on the list and the other two band members started to work with the local promoter to extract us from prison and commence legal procedures. It took strong efforts and a complicated procedure to find a solution. Due to the hard work of the local promoter, who involved legal experts, journalists, and activists in Georgia, we were finally released.

We are extremely grateful to everybody involved in this process. In the end, we were even able to perform our show and it turned out to be a fantastic night. We would also like to thank all our Georgian metal brothers for their overwhelming support!”

ROTTING CHRIST were allowed to leave the country towards Armenia without any further complications.

ROTTING CHRIST live
21 Apr 18 Burgas (BG) Youth Cultural Center
04 May 18 Velenje (SI) Metal Days Warm Up show
05 May 18 Izegem (BE) Headbangers Ball Festival
11 May 18 Kopervik (NO) Karmøygeddon Festival 2018
13 May 18 London (UK) Incineration Festival
27 May 18 Langres (FR) Outch! Festival
02 Jun 18 Duisburg (DE) Rage Against Racism
07 Jun 18 Sölvesborg (SE) Sweden Rock
16 Jun 18 Cervený Kostelec (CZ) Metal Gate Festival
14 Jul 18 Anyksciai (LT) Devil Stone Festival
17 Aug 18 Borre (NO) Midgardsblot Festival (exact date tbc)
18 Nov 18 Bucharest (RO) Metal Gates”

American Head Charge’s Cameron Heacock Arrested On Suspicion Of Guitar Thefts, Etc.

According to CBS Los Angeles, American Head Charge’s Cameron Heacock was arrested on April 11 after he was pulled over in an allegedly stolen van full of stolen gear. After the arrest, authorities were led to a storage space where more stolen items were discovered. They included more than a dozen guitars, nine of which were taken from a Guitar Center in Fountain Valley, CA, and a motorcycle. Heacock remains in custody at Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana, CA, and is expected to make his first court appearance today (April 13).

Slaves Frontman Jonny Craig Released Following Scottsdale, AZ Arrest, Band Comments

As previously reported, Slaves’ Jonny Craig was arrested for criminal damage and disorderly conduct during the band’s March 12 show at Pub Rock Live in Scottsdale, AZ. However, those charges have now been dropped, and Craig has been released.

The band commented:

“To confirm the rumors, Jonny Craig was arrested last night in Scottsdale, AZ.

As Slaves were performing on stage, an altercation was transpiring backstage between members of the band Ghost Town causing the venue to call the authorities. While police arrived, the bands set was hastily shut down 30 minutes early by cutting off all microphones on stage.

Unaware of what was happening (along with the fans), Jonny “dropped the mic” and damaged a few microphones (approximately $60 dollars worth of damages, which were paid for by the band). In response, the police handcuffed and arrested Jonny for criminal damage. This was obviously an excessive use of force (realized later), resulting in all charges to be dropped and Jonny to be immediately released.

We want to thank all fans, old & new for their support on the release of our new album & coming out to this tour.

We’ll see you again soon,

SLAVES”

Slaves Frontman Jonny Craig Arrested At Scottsdale, AZ Show

UPDATE: Craig has now been released with the charges having been dropped.

Original Story:

According to Lambgoat, Slaves’ Jonny Craig was arrested during the band’s March 12 show at Pub Rock Live in Scottsdale, AZ. The frontman was charged with criminal damage and disorderly conduct. He will remain in custody until he is arraigned.