‘Pawn Stars’ star Chumlee taking plea deal to avoid jail
Las Vegas — A star of the reality show “Pawn Stars” is taking a plea deal that could spare him jail time in a case stemming from the discovery of guns, marijuana and other drugs at his Las Vegas home.
Austin Lee Russell, known as “Chumlee” on the TV series, told a judge Monday that he intends to plead guilty to a felony weapon charge and a misdemeanor count of attempted drug possession.
The agreement will get him counseling and three years’ probation.
Russell and his attorneys didn’t comment outside court. They’re due back June 1 to enter his pleas.
Russell was arrested March 9 after police found a small arsenal of weapons, a gallon plastic bag of pot, anxiety medication and a small amount of methamphetamine at his home.
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