Monday, May 23, 2011

UPDATE: Former KISS guitarist arrested on assault charges

More details are surfacing on the arrest of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent (mug shot above), who was charged Sunday with aggravated assault in Tennessee.

TMZ reports Vincent (Vincent Cusano) allegedly smacked his wife in the face and dragged her through a pile of broken glass on the night he was arrested.

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office tells TMZ that on Sunday, Vincent's wife, Diane, arrived to the Sheriff's Office "covered in blood" and reeking of alcohol.

Police say 44-year-old Diane told the officers how she had just escaped from the couple's Tennessee home after Vincent "smacked her in the face" following an argument about a "female subject [Vincent] was talking to." She says Vincent then "grabbed her by the hair and threw her down to the ground."

Diane says Vincent then "dragged her through a pile of glass from a broken plate that had been on the floor since before the argument had started."

Diane told police she tried to get away, but 58-year-old Vincent threw her to the ground four more times; she eventually escaped and drove herself to the station.

As if this wasn’t enough, when police arrived at Vincent’s home, they found Vinnie and "four sealed containers containing deceased dogs."

Diane told the police that the dogs had been "killed by one of their aggressive dogs."

Vincent was eventually arrested and booked for aggravated domestic assault -- and his bond was set at $10,000.

An animal service team was contacted to look into the dead dog situation.

Stay tuned.


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