Charlie Sheen found himself in familiar territory on Monday, going in front of a judge in a Colorado courtroom.
Sheen was formally charged with felony menacing and two misdemeanors: 3rd degree assault and criminal mischief, in connection with his alleged Christmas Day assault on third wife Brooke Mueller, who was also present for the hearing
Mueller told police that Sheen threatened to killer her and held a knife to her throat as their argument escalated. Both had been drinking and had alcohol in their bodies at 8:30 am.
On Monday, lawyers for the couple requested that Judge James Boyd relax the protective order that prohibits any contact between them. That request was granted with the provision that Sheen stays away from owning or handling any firearms and does not consume alcohol. Sheen has been through rehab twice but has not publicly addressed the fact that he was drinking on Christmas when Brooke called 911. As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, Sheen had a sober coach with him at the time, but consumed alcohol anyway.
Brooke recently left rehab treatment at Two Dreams Outer Banks in North Carolina. She flew to North Carolina after being hospitalized in Los Angeles for pneumonia. While in the hospital, her friends tried to bring her illegal drugs, and people close to her urged her to go into rehab. Her lawyer has denied that she was in rehab but multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation have confirmed it to RadarOnline.com.
Meanwhile, Sheen's black Mercedes was stolen from his Los Angeles home on February 5 and then driven off of a nearby cliff on Mulholland Drive.
Mueller was not wearing her wedding ring in court Monday. Charlie was wearing his ring. Sources tell RadarOnline.com that Charlie is terrified Brooke will help prosecutors put him behind bars and Team Sheen has communicated that if that scenario unfolds Mueller will lose a lot of money, because she has a restrictive prenuptial agreement.
It was revealed in court that Mueller had attended Response, a battered women’s shelter in Aspen Colorado.
At the end of the hearing Charlie and Brooke hugged each other before leaving separately.
Sheen's next court appearance is scheduled for March 15th.