Pawn Stars Chumlee Back in Social Media Following Possession of Drugs, Weapon Arrest
May 13, 2016 09:47 AM EDT
Pawn Stars' Chumlee has been released in custody following his arrest for possession of illegal drugs and firearms. The reality star came back in social media world after three months of absence and has been keeping on a low profile since the arrest.
According to Inquisitr, Austin Lee Russell or popularly known as Chumlee in reality TV show, Pawn Stars, bailed out for $62,000 bond. Authorities arrested Chumlee on May 9th, for possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia and firearms that are considered with "characteristic of a drug dealer." Chumlee's case is pending for court trial and is set next month.
Days after his arrest, the reality star also cancelled his gig at Tru Nightclub, since then, he continued to lie low. Police entered his home with a search warrant as a female co-worker reported that she was sexually assaulted by Chumlee. He was not charged for the sexual assault.
The 33-year old TV personality became inactive in the public, that left many of his fans to wonder if he is still working under Gold & Silver Pawnshop or in the show. Rick Harrison, who has become a father to the reality star said they are here for him, however, he may terminate Chumlee, if convicted to the charges.
"The pawn shop sells antique handguns and it is universally known that a convicted felon cannot sell weapons," Harrison explained.
Chumlee faces a number of felony charges, however, despite that, the Bitbag reported, he is taking a vacation and started to open a new account on Instagram. The TV personality took to Twitter to announced his new Instagram account, @alpha_dogma. He deleted his first official account after many social media users posted "RIP comments" on the said account since he has not been active on social media for three months.
On his latest Instagram posts, Chumlee posted photos of his vacation, strolling along the beach, sailing, appreciating nature as well as going to Disneyland. The Gazette Review reported that Chumlee has been keeping a low profile, and is focusing on his legal fight.
The reality star, who was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada started to star in Pawn Stars on July 19, 2009. The show garnered highest rates in History Channel. Chumlee got his name from a walrus cartoon character in Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales, due to his similarities to it.