Whoever has been doing the back ground checks on the season 9 American Idol contestants may want to dig a little bit deeper in the future.
Now RadarOnline.com can exclusively report that it is not just for one offense, but for five! Including bookings for three drug offenses, battery, contempt of court, violation of probation for driving while license suspended, attempting escpae and providing a false ID.
Wheeler refused to give a urine sample several times and was told he would be forcibly cathetered if he did not willingly submit. According to a police affidavit Wheeler continued to refuse then became violent forcing officers to apply leather restraints and tether him to a gurney. Wheeler continued to resist, grabbing his penis so they could not apply a catheter, and thrashing around violently forcing the attending police officer to taser him on several occasions before they were able to complete the procedure.
The incident prompted Wheeler to file a lawsuit against the City of Orlando Police Department and the officer in question, Peter Linnekamp, for damages for “mental suffering, embarrassment” and “severe emotional distress”. The suit was dismissed by the court who founded that the police had used “necessary force”.
Wheeler was next arrested in 2007 for possession of a controlled substance, providing false ID to law enforcement officers, resisting arrest and escape.
Next up was an arrest in 2008 for violation of probation, driving while license suspended and no registration.
Then recently, on New Years Eve 2009 Wheeler was arrested for contempt of court, he was released the following day.
The record also shows an arrest for “battery by detainee in detention facility”, contempt of court, possession of cocaine, resisting arrest, providing false ID and attempting escape during transport.