Gary Coleman Pleads Guilty To Domestic Violence Charge

Feb. 8 2010, Published 7:13 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

It probably wasn’t the best birthday ever for Gary Coleman as he pleaded guilty in a Utah court to a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge related to a domestic violence incident last April.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Gary Coleman Leaves Jail In Wheelchair, “It Was Absolutely Miserable

The Different Strokes star, who turned 42 on Monday, was sentenced to 31 1/2 days in jail, but will only serve the time  if he fails to complete a domestic violence course and to pay a $595 fine.

Article continues below advertisement

EXCLUSIVE: Mystery Fan Revealed: Utah Businessman Posted Bail For Gary Coleman

Coleman is becoming quite a regular in the Utah court system, as previously reported, Coleman was arrested Jan. 24 at his home on a warrant for failing to appear in court. He spent a night in jail before a local businessman and long standing fan paid his $1,725 bail. In an exclusive interview with Coleman claimed he missed his court date as he was at hospital undergoing medical treatment. The former child star has suffered a string of health problems - dialysis for an ongoing kidney condition and heart surgery that was complicated by pneumonia last fall - and has struggled to find work.

Gary Coleman Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge

In December 2008, Coleman pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from an incident in a bowling alley parking lot three months earlier and was ordered to pay a $100 fine. It was alleged that Coleman tried to run over a fan in his truck after the fan refused to pay Coleman for a photo he had taken of the star on his cell phone.

A personal injury lawsuit against Coleman and his wife, Shannon Price, 24, was filed by the fan, Colt Rushton. Coleman settled for an undisclosed amount.


© Copyright 2022 Radar Media Group LLC. Radar and RadarOnline are registered trademarks. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.