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February 3, 2016: Singer Charged With Vandalizing House He Once Owned

Greg Risling, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

The frontman for the rock band Puddle of Mudd is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges that he caused damage to a house he had previously owned, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Wesley Scantlin (dob 6/9/72) was charged in case BA443475 with one count each of felony vandalism and misdemeanor trespassing. He is expected to be arraigned today in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Scantlin is accused of breaking into a house in the 1500 block of Sunset Plaza Drive that he had recently lost in foreclosure. Prosecutors said Scantlin allegedly broke a window, attempting to get inside the house. When that apparently failed, he is accused of getting a locksmith to change the locks.

Scantlin allegedly ripped an alarm system out of a wall and other damage was found to a garage door and plumbing. Total damage was nearly $7,000.

Scantlin was found at the house on Jan. 9 and arrested.

Prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $20,000. If convicted as charged, he faces a possible maximum sentence of three years in county jail.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.