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Warrant Issued for Crue's Vince Neil
Posted: Fri., Aug. 09, 2002 07:41:42 AM MST

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Motley Crue's Vince Neil is wanted on a misdemeanor battery warrant for allegedly punching a record producer outside a West Hollywood nightclub last April, the district attorney's office reported.

A warrant for Neil's arrest was issued Wednesday, said district attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison. If convicted, the heavy metal band's lead singer could face a maximum of six months in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Neil's manager, Burt Stein, called the allegation ridiculous, predicting the 41-year-old singer would be "completely exonerated."

Michael Schuman said he was standing outside the Rainbow Room nightclub just after midnight on April 28 when Neil arrived in a red Rolls-Royce sedan, got out and punched him in the face.

Schuman, 47, fell to the ground, fracturing an elbow, while Neil stood over him and taunted him, according to the record producer's attorney, Trent Copeland.

The attorney said there was a delay in prosecuting the case because Neil no longer lives in the area and detectives were unable to locate him.

Stein said Neil has cooperated fully with Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators.

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