Ex-3 Doors Down bassist arrested on guns, drugs and assault charges

Brad Arnold (R) and Todd Harrell of the rock band 3 Doors Down.
Brad Arnold (R) and Todd Harrell of the rock band 3 Doors Down. Photo credit: Reuters

One of the founding members of the rock band 3 Doors Down is back in jail after guns and drugs were seen in his Mississippi home.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell, in a news release, said 46-year-old Todd Harrell, the band's original bass player, was arrested Friday at his St Martin home. It's unknown if he has an attorney.

Authorities say they were responding to an alarm and when they arrived, Harrell's wife told deputies they argued and it turned physical. While there, deputies saw guns and drugs in the home. The sheriff's department got a search warrant and Harrell was arrested.

He's now facing a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and misdemeanour charges of possession of a controlled substance and domestic violence simple assault.

Harrell previously served two years in prison for causing a deadly 2013 crash in Nashville.

3 Doors Down's heyday was in the early 2000s, with hits 'Kryptonite' and 'When I'm Gone'. Harrell left the band in 2013 after being jailed.

The group played at US President Donald Trump's inauguration party last year.

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