Monday, September 19, 2016
A trial over misdemeanor battery charges facing Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil stemming from an alleged incident in Las Vegas, NV on April 7 that was scheduled to start today has been postponed to October 20.
Neil is accused of dragging an autograph seeker to the ground by her hair during a lunch with actor Nicolas Cage at the Aria Hotel.
News3 Las Vegas reports Neil’s attorney, Richard Schonfeld, recently reached an agreement with prosecutors to delay the trial and request a new date.
“The reason for the continuance was a witness that had an availability issue,” said Schonfeld.
He declined to say whether the witness is Cage, who was with Neil on the evening of the alleged incident.
The singer is required to appear in person at the trial. As the crime is a misdemeanor, guilt or innocence will be decided by the judge, and the charges carry a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail and a $1000 fine.
Neil has been on the road playing dates across North America this year after Motley Crue wrapped up their farewell tour at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last New Year’s Eve.
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