Jonny Craig

Jonny Craig Released From Police Custody, Charges Dismissed


Slaves frontman Jonny Craig was released from police custody earlier today (March 13th) and all charges against him have been dismissed. Craig was initially seen being detained by police from the Pub Rock Live venue in Scottsdale, AZ last night (March 12th) after police cut the band’s show short. It was said at the time that he was facing charges of criminal damage and disorderly conduct for damaging some of the venues equipment.

The band themselves have now issued the following statement on the matter:

“About last night…….

To confirm the rumors, Jonny Craig was arrested last night in Scottsdale Az.

As Slaves were performing on stage, an altercation was transpiring backstage between members of the band Ghost Town causing the venue to call the authorities. While police arrived, the bands set was hastily shut down 30 minutes early by cutting off all microphones on stage.

Unaware of what was happening (along with the fans), Jonny “dropped the mic” and damaged a few microphones (approximately $60 dollars worth of damages, which were paid for by the band). In response, the police handcuffed and arrested Jonny for criminal damage. This was obviously an excessive use of force (realized later), resulting in all charges to be dropped and Jonny to be immediately released.

We want to thank all fans, old & new for their support on the release of our new album & coming out to this tour.

We’ll see you again soon,


Craig himself is no stranger to controversy, having been ejected from multiple high-profile tours over the years, not to mention his publicized struggles with drug addiction (complete with an arrest on drug charges.) He also infamously scammed a number of fans for thousands of dollars with fraudulent sales of MacBook computers during the height of his addiction and more recently faced allegations of sexual assault that led to his band being dropped by their label.

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