It seems the only time we write about Puddle of Mudd anymore is when frontman Wes Scantlin is in trouble with the law. He's made headlines when his band walked out on him in April, and before that when neighbors called the bomb squad on him. Last year, he was also wanted for no-showing a court appearance. after being arrested on April 30 in Hermosa Beach, CA for an outstanding warrant. This happened just one month after his band walked out on him for erratic behavior and two months after cops showed up in SWAT gear to arrest him. He recently got arrested for trying to board a plane with a BB gun.
TMZ reports that two of the cases' dates were this week and Scantlin does not come out looking good. Regarding the vandalism case, where he was arrested at his Hollywood Hills home, the judge ordered him to serve three years probation and pay over $40,000 in fees and restitution. That's not even the worst of it.
Yesterday, Oct. 5th, he was back in court over the BB gun at the airport incident and while he plead no contest, he got 20 days in jail and he's been told to stay away from LAX unless he's traveling for international work.
With the three years probation, it sadly seems like only a matter of time until he violates it and ends up in jail again. Hopefully, this will be a wake up call to him to get help.