After days of being on the run, Bam Margera has surrendered to the police.
The 43-year-old star of Jackass was accused of punching his brother Jess in the face, resulting in the issuance of an arrest warrant by Pennsylvania State Police.
According to reports, the police were called to the home in response to a reported domestic disturbance shortly before 11.00am local time on Sunday (23 April).
After turning himself in, Margera addressed the allegations made by his brother.
“I just got out of the courthouse with my lawyers. Everything went great and the false accusations of what my brother says are not true and he will be sued for defamation as well as being evicted from castle bam sooner than later,” he said.
Margera also expressed his frustration at his brother’s alleged attempt to commit him to an inpatient psychiatric unit. “The reason I lost my cool is because I read his phone saying he wants me back in California and he wants to find a way to 302 me. F*** him.” A 302 code is used by Main Line Health in Pennsylvania as an involuntary commitment for psychiatric placement at an inpatient psychiatric unit.
Margera has since been charged with simple assault, harassment, and four counts of terroristic threats.
He was preliminarily arraigned and his bail has been set to $50,000. Margera is due back in court towards the end of May. However, court documents did not list a lawyer for him.
Meanwhile, Jess has expressed his concern for his brother’s well-being, claiming that he is allegedly addicted to “meth”. “Seeing him screaming @ [at] a person that wasn’t there, hallucinating. It’s really scary and heartbreaking,” he said. He also expressed his worry about an 8-year-old child who was reportedly with them. “I can’t even imagine the environment in that car right now,” he added.
The incident has left fans worried about Margera’s mental and emotional state. In the past, he has been open about his struggles with substance abuse and mental health issues. Fans and well-wishers have taken to social media to express their support and concern for the star.
It remains to be seen how this incident will affect Margera’s personal and professional life. However, what is clear is that his fans and loved ones are hoping for his recovery and well-being.