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Gary Coleman Pleads Guilty To Domestic Violence Charge

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

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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.

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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.

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Coleman is becoming quite a regular in the Utah court system, as RadarOnline.com 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 RadarOnline.com 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.

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