Neil intends to plead not guilty
Published 06/04/2011 | 15:57
Vince Neil, the Motley Crue singer, is facing two new misdemeanor charges in a Las Vegas casino showroom confrontation with an ex-girlfriend less than six weeks after being released from jail on a drunken driving charge.
Neil, 50, is accused of poking his finger into the chest of Alicia Jacobs in a casino comedy club on March 24, and of cursing and pointing or poking at Jacobs and her friends, John Katsilometes and Patricia McCrone.
Neil's lawyer, David Chesnoff, said he intends to plead not guilty and fight the battery domestic violence and disorderly conduct charges. He's due in Las Vegas Justice Court on May 2.
"There are two sides to every story, especially when there are issues surrounding relationships," Chesnoff said. "We are looking forward to a trial on the matter."
Neil could face up to six months in jail and a 1,000 dollar fine on each charge.
Jacobs, 39, a Las Vegas entertainment television reporter, showed police a bruise that she said came from the finger-poke.
She had a seven-month relationship with the singer that ended in early March.
Neil was freed from Clark County jail on February 25 after serving 10 days for driving drunk last June near the Las Vegas Strip.
He also was fined 585 dollars and ordered to serve 15 days on house arrest as part of a plea deal that avoided trial in the case. He didn't contest police accounts that he was driving drunk when he was stopped in his black Lamborghini late last June after leaving the Las Vegas Hilton.