Pawn Stars regular jailed in Vegas on weapon, drug charges

Chumlee from ‘Pawn Stars’ jailed in Vegas on weapon, drug charges

Zach Dilgard/History Channel
Zach Dilgard/History Channel

The man known to millions of cable TV viewers as Chumlee on the reality show “Pawn Stars” spent Wednesday night in a Las Vegas jail following his arrest on felony weapon and drug charges.

Austin Lee Russell, 33, was taken into custody when officers serving a search warrant in a sexual assault investigation found methamphetamine, marijuana and at least one gun at his southwest Las Vegas home, police said in a statement. He was released on bond, the Clark County District Attorney’s Office told FOX411, and he has a court date set for Friday morning. 

Russell’s “Pawn Stars” co-star Rick Harrison told FOX411 Thursday morning the cast mates were still piecing together the information surrounding Russell’s arrest.

“We don’t have details yet but we are here to help Chumlee any way we can,” Harrison said via email.

A rep for the History Channel told FOX411 the network isn’t commenting at this time.

 Russell wasn’t booked on a sex-crime allegation. Officer Larry Hadfield, a department spokesman, said that part of the investigation stemmed from a recent complaint by a woman, and it is continuing.

Russell was held and charged with 19 counts of drug-possession and one weapon charge, according to Clark County Detention Center records. His bail was set at $62,000.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Russell had a lawyer.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Courtesy of Fox 411 by

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