KYUSS LIVES!/Ex-QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Bassist Charged With Four Felonies

August 13th, 2011
by EvilG

According to TMZ.com, former QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE/KYUSS and current KYUSS LIVES! bassist Nick Oliveri has been charged with four felonies and faces up to 15 years in prison stemming from his arrest last month in Hollywood after a five-hour standoff with police.

 

Nick Oliveri was booked on July 12 on felony domestic violence. The police was called to the scene by Oliveri’s neighbor who reported a “disturbance” between the 39-year-old rocker and his girlfriend. A standoff between a SWAT team and Nick ensued before Oliveri finally agreed to let his girlfriend exit the duplex.

 

Oliveri was taken into custody about 10:30 p.m. after Los Angeles police officers knocked down his front door.

 

Nick’s girlfriend reportedly told police Oliveri hit her during an argument the day before and she had returned to collect her stuff so she could move out.

 

During a search of Nick’s home on Hobart Boulevard, cops reportedly found a fully loaded high-powered rifle, cocaine and methamphetamines..

 

Oliveri is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count of resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer.

 

If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum of 15 years in prison.

 

Oliveri was forced to miss several KYUSS LIVES! shows in Europe earlier this month due to his legal troubles. His temporary replacement was Scott Reeder (GOATSNAKE, THE OBSESSED, KYUSS).

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