Gary Coleman Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Charge
Actor Gary Coleman pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief in conjunction with a domestic violence charge, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
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The April 18 incident involved an escalating argument between Coleman and his wife, Shannon Price, defense attorney Randy Kester told The Associated Press. Coleman was arrested on Jan. 24 for failing to appear in court and was released the following day after posting $1,725 bail.
Coleman pleaded guilty on Monday to the lesser of the charges. "There was originally two charges: assault domestic violence and criminal mischief domestic violence. They dismissed Count 1 and he pled guilty to Count 2," Santaquin Court clerk Jane Swan told TVGuide.com.
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The Diff'rent Strokes actor was sentenced to 30 days in jail, a $595 fine and a domestic violence course. If he completes the course successfully, his jail time will be suspended.