Jon Oliva (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) Arrested For DUI And Cocaine Possession

Jon Oliva (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) was recently arrested in Florida. The musician was driving under the influence and was in possession of cocaine.

According to the Pasco County Jail, Oliva was arrested at 3:43 a.m. on September 30 and was released on bail at 12:34 a.m. on October 1. More details were also provided in a Florida Highway Patrol arrest report, which said he was arrested after wrecking his truck on U.S. Hwy 41 (SR-45). The responding officer said the following:

“When I arrived on scene the driver of the vehicle was out and away from his pickup truck being checked by EMS. I observed a pickup truck with severe damage to the front right of the vehicle. The passenger side door had been ripped off the collision with the tree that the vehicle had struck. Mr. Oliva was the driver of the vehicle. On scene Mr. Oliva fainted and hit the ground while EMS was checking on him. Due to this reason Mr. Oliva was flown off the scene and taken to [the hospital].

On scene I Conducted an inventory of the vehicle. In the vehicle I located two empty bottles of vodka. I also found a small clear bag with an unknown white substance. The unknown substance would be field tested and would show a positive hit for cocaine. The clear plastic bag with the unknown white substance was located right on the floor outside the driver’s side door. I then spoke to a witness via telephone. The first witness I spoke with told me that he was driving northbound on U.S. Hwy 41 (opposite way of Mr. Oliva) and watched as the vehicle drove into his lane and then off the roadway and heard a loud bang. [The witness] told me he then turned his car around and went to check on the driver of the vehicle. [He] witnessed Mr. Oliva at the driver’s wheel. I then spoke to another witness who lives directly across the street from where the accident happened. [The second witness] told me he was working outside when he heard the accident happen right across the street. [The second witness] told me he went over to where the crash happened and watched as the vehicle was smoking and the driver was in the driver’s seat. [The second witness] told me that he tried to get the driver of the vehicle away from the vehicle due to it smoking. [The second witness] told me that there was another empty bottle of vodka in the driver’s side door that he told the driver to throw away because it doesn’t look good. [The second witness] told me that the driver was frantically looking his phone.

At this time, I went to the hospital to speak with Mr. Oliva. At approximately 9:46 PM I advised Mr. Oliva that I had finished my crash investigation and would be conducting a criminal investigation for Driving under the influence. Miranda warnings were read at this time. Mr. Oliva told me he understands what his rights are and that he is ok with speaking with me. I asked Mr. Oliva if he was the driver of the vehicle during the accident. Mr. Oliva told me he was the driver. I asked Mr. Oliva if anyone else was in the vehicle. Mr. Oliva stated he was the only occupant of the vehicle. I asked Mr. Oliva if he had taken or drank anything after the crash occurred. Mr. Oliva stated he did not take anything after the crash happened. I asked Mr. Oliva if he had any medical conditions. Mr. Oliva stated he has high blood pressure and diabetes. Nurses on staff advised me that he was perfectly fine in regard to his blood sugar and blood pressure levels. I asked Mr. Oliva if he had been drinking today. Mr. Oliva stated he did have a couple orange juice and vodkas. I then told Mr. Oliva that I found a bag of white powder substance that tested positive for cocaine. Mr. Oliva then stated, ‘someone gave me that for my birthday.’ I asked Mr. Oliva if he uses cocaine and he stated, ‘I dabble around with it.’ Mr. Oliva stated to numerous nurses at hospital that the cocaine was his. The nurses at hospital listened as Mr. Oliva yelled at his wife on the phone about the cocaine being in his car. I then asked Mr. Oliva if he would be willing to sign a form that would allow me to have access to his medical blood records to see his blood alcohol content. I told Mr. Oliva that this is 100% voluntary. Mr. Oliva told me that he had no problem with signing over his medical records. Mr. Oliva had a blood alcohol content of .138 G/210L.

Mr. Oliva would end up being admitted into the hospital due to his injuries. Mr. Oliva was placed under arrest at approximately 12:13 PM on 09/30/2021.

Mr. Olivas property was searched. I found another clear plastic bag containing residue of a white substance. The bag with the residue was in a pack of cigarettes in Mr. Olivas bag. Mr. Oliva had his wallet and personal belongings in the bag. Mr. Oliva told me that the bag was his that contained the clear bag with a white substance.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Rammstein’s Till Lindemann Detained & Questioned In Russia

According to BBC, Rammstein’s Till Lindemann was recently arrested in Russia. The frontman was taken into custody and questioned by authorities after he was scheduled to perform at the “Maklarin For The Motherland” festival in Tver, Russia. Lindemann‘s detainment was related to restrictions that were placed on large gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic.

RIA said the following:

“The department informed the organizers of the festival, a representative of the invited artist Till Lindemann – Reyband A.R., that holding the festival without observing the above restrictions is categorically unacceptable, since it would pose a threat to the life and health of citizens.”

The event’s organizer Maxim Larin also commented:

“The festival in full, as we tried to organize, we are unable to do it due to the decision and physical obstacle of the authorities. Today and yesterday we were shown this.”

He also told BBC that authorities took issue with the festival’s name and that he believes the cancellation was political:

“It is a pity that the holding’s anniversary and mine were enveloped in politics and everything was destroyed.”

Summa Inferno are also reporting that Lindemann’s manager Anar Reiband was accused of pretending to be a tourist to enter the country. Authorities believe he was involved in organizing the festival. As a result, he could get deported and possibly banned from Russia.

Aside from this issue, Lindemann is also in trouble for selling the “Lubimiy Gorod” music video that he filmed at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia as a NFT. According to DW, he had permission to film the clip, but didn’t have permission to sell it. The museum said the following:

“The use of images of objects from the museum’s collection and furnishings in the collection […] was not agreed with the museum.”

“Mr. Lindemann personally signed a contract with the Hermitage allowing him to use images of the Hermitage and all prepared materials exclusively for the music video.”

Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Makes First Court Appearance, Will Remain In Jail Until At Least Friday

According to WISH-TV, Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer made his first court appearance yesterday (January 18) after recently being arrested by the FBI due to his involvement in the treasonous pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The musician is expected to stay in jail until at least Friday (January 22). However, it is worth noting that he is not guaranteed bail and that he has to prove to the federal magistrate that he is not a threat to himself or the public before it’s even considered.

If you missed it, here’s the initial statement that was issued by the FBI’s Indianapolis Field Office:

“Jon Schaffer, Columbus, IN, has been arrested in connection to Jan 6 incident at the U.S. Capitol. Schaffer faces 6 charges including engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol building. Schaffer was allegedly among rioters who sprayed Capitol police with ‘bear spray.’”

The U.S. Department Of Justice also released a “Statement Of Facts,” which includes surveillance camera photos of Schaffer holding bear spray. He is currently facing the following charges:

1) Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority
2) Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business
3) Knowingly Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence Against any Person or Property in any Restricted Building or Grounds
4) Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
5) Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence in a Capitol Building
6) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Prior to his involvement in the insurrection, Schaffer attended a Trump rally in November 2020 and claimed that “there will be a lot of blood shed” if we “merge into some globalist, communist system.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Arrested After Taking Part In The Insurrection At The U.S. Capitol, Faces Six Charges

Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer has officially been arrested due to his involvement in the treasonous pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The musician turned himself in earlier today (January 17) after being wanted by both the police and the FBI.

The FBI’s Indianapolis Field Office issued the following statement:

“Jon Schaffer, Columbus, IN, has been arrested in connection to Jan 6 incident at the U.S. Capitol. Schaffer faces 6 charges including engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol building. Schaffer was allegedly among rioters who sprayed Capitol police with ‘bear spray.’”

The U.S. Department Of Justice have also released a “Statement Of Facts,” which includes surveillance camera photos of Schaffer holding bear spray.

Here’s everything Schaffer is charged with:

1) Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority
2) Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business
3) Knowingly Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence Against any Person or Property in any Restricted Building or Grounds
4) Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
5) Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence in a Capitol Building
6) Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Prior to his involvement in the insurrection, Schaffer attended a Trump rally in November 2020 and claimed that “there will be a lot of blood shed” if we “merge into some globalist, communist system.”

Premonitions Of War Guitarist Michael Gaytan Arrested With Nearly $2 Million Hidden In His Vehicle

Premonitions Of War’s Michael Gaytan was recently arrested after $1.9 million in cash was found in his vehicle. According to KHGI, the guitarist was initially pulled over for a minor traffic violation while on Interstate 80 in Nebraska. However, the police ended up becoming suspicious and decided to search his truck where they found the money hidden in duffel bags. The 42-year-old was then reportedly arrested and charged with “felony transportation and possession of illegal currency used to facilitate the purchase of illegal narcotics and money laundering.”

[via Lambgoat]

Morbid Angel’s Trey Azagthoth Reportedly Told Police That He’s A “Professional Drinker” During DUI Arrest

According to The Smoking Gun, Morbid Angel’s George Emmanuel (aka Trey Azagthoth) got arrested for a DUI after being pulled over for speeding in Florida on January 1. The guitarist, who admitted to taking shots of whiskey before getting behind the wheel, reportedly had a blood alcohol content that was nearly three times the legal limit. Emmanuel was given some sobriety tests, which he ended up failing. Despite this, he allegedly told the officer that he was okay to drive because he’s “a professional drinker.” Emmanuel was ultimately arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge, before being released from a county jail the following day.

[via Blabbermouth]

Former Pantera/Damageplan Sound Engineer Aaron Barnes Arrested For Child Porn & Drug Charges

Former Pantera/Damageplan sound engineer, Aaron “Wirez” Barnes has been arrested on some disturbing charges. According to My Texas Daily, the 60-year-old was arrested in Plano, Texas on December 18, 2019 for the possession and promotion of child pornography, as well as possession of methamphetamine. He is currently being held at Collin County Jail on $25,000 in bonds.

Former Black Veil Brides Bassist Ashley Purdy Allegedly Urinated In A Cop Car Following DUI Arrest

According to Scoop Nashville, ex-Black Veil Brides bassist Ashley Purdy was arrested on November 23 for a DUI after being found unresponsive inside a running vehicle in Nashville, TN. The musician apparently tried to drive away after he woke up, but ultimately decided to talk to the police. He was said to be incoherent and even urinated on the backseat of the cop car while on the way to the hospital for a blood test. He also reportedly “cursed and threatened officers” after the incident. Purdy was later taken to Nashville Metro Jail, but has since been released. He is expected to appear in court on January 17. Despite this, Purdy has been working on new music and recently posted a teaser on social media.

Walls Of Jericho Drummer Dustin Schoenhofer Arrested With 632.5 Pounds Of Marijuana

According to Mail Tribute, Walls Of Jericho’s Dustin Schoenhofer has been arrested with 632.5 pounds of marijuana and 36.8 pounds of suspected butane honey oil extract in his 2015 Chevy pickup. The drummer was driving from Oregon back to his home in Ohio when he was pulled over by Oregon State Police for speeding. After claiming he was unaware about the drugs in the truck, Schoenhofer was ultimately arrested. He is being held at Klamath County Jail on $45,000 bail and the District Attorney’s office has objected his entry into a county drug court program due to the large amount of contraband and the fact that he had no local connections.

Ill Niño’s Cristian Machado Arrested For Domestic Battery

Ill Niño’s Cristian Machado was arrested in Temecula, CA on August 9 for domestic battery. According to arrest records, the singer was then released the next day on $5,000 bail. He is expected to appear in court on October 7. This news comes after Ill Niño’s Dave Chavarri previously accused Machado of domestic violence, drug abuse, etc. as part of the band’s ongoing legal battle.

[via MetalSucks]