Puddle of Mudd Singer Arrested

By | March 12, 2002 at 12:00 AM

The lead singer of the rock group Puddle of Mudd was arrested for allegedly fighting with his fiancee. Wes Scantlin, 29, of Kansas City, Mo., and Michelle Rubin, 31, of Los Angeles, both were arrested Sunday for investigation of domestic violence and booked at the Ventura County jail. They were released after posting $20,000 bond each.

Scantlin apparently was en route to shoot a music video when he began fighting with Rubin around 8:30 a.m. on the shoulder of Highway 126 in nearby Piru, authorities said.

Several people called authorities by cell phone to report seeing a man forcing a woman into a Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle, driven by a third person, sped off and a witness who followed it said the struggle continued.

Sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers later stopped the vehicle and arrested the couple.

The reason for the argument was not disclosed.

Puddle of Mudd was scheduled to begin a tour of the United States and Canada on Tuesday in Austin, Texas. It was unclear whether the arrests would interfere with the tour.

The band’s debut album, “Come Clean,” has gone platinum since coming out last summer.

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