Year in Music 2017

Kirkwood Arrested For Assault

Cris Kirkwood was arrested yesterday (Dec. 30) in Phoenix, accused of assaulting a guard at a local post office. The 43 year-old former Meat Puppets bassist has been charged with one count of assault

Cris Kirkwood was arrested yesterday (Dec. 30) in Phoenix, accused of assaulting a guard at a local post office. The 43 year-old former Meat Puppets bassist has been charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon at a federal facility.

Kirkwood was arrested as he left Good Samaritan Hospital, where he had been taken after he was shot by a post office security guard on Friday.

Kirkwood allegedly shoved the guard and then punched him, taking away his collapsible baton, said FBI spokeswoman Susan Herskovits. He then allegedly hit the guard on the head with the baton.

Herskovits said the guard had been trying to mediate an argument between Kirkwood and a woman who apparently had been fighting over a parking space in front of the downtown post office.


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