Deen Castronovo (Journey) arrested for assault

on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 16:12
Deen Castronovo

According to TMZ.com, Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was arrested for assault after a domestic dispute over the weekend.

Salem, Oregon police officers were called to a residence - believed to be Castronovo's - around 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 14. After entering the home, the cops arrested the musician without incident.

Castronovo was booked for assault, coercion, and menacing. He has since been released on bail.

Castronovo was previously arrested in January 2012 for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend. He was subsequently ordered to perform 80 hours of community service and attend anger-management classes as part of a plea deal.

A representative of Castronovo's claimed at the time that the altercation was "a misunderstanding that should not have been escalated to such a level in the first place."

Journey is scheduled to open the 2015 Hollywood Bowl season this coming Saturday, June 20 with a performance with Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. The band will perform a full set, marking the group's first-ever appearance with an orchestra.