Journey Drummer Deen Castronovo Was Denied Bail On A Rape Charge On Tuesday (30jun15) After Prosecutors Told The Court He Poses A Threat To The Alleged Victim And Should Remain Behind Bars.
The musician was initially booked for assault, coercion and menacing in June (15) after being arrested by police officers at his home in Salem, Oregon. He was later released on bail.
On Monday (29Jun15), the District Attorney added charges of rape, sexual abuse and unlawful use of a weapon, and made him remain in an Oregon jail.
Castronovo's attorney Jeffrey Jones asked Marion County Judge Audrey Broyles to give the rocker minimum bail in court on Tuesday (30Jun15) but the judge denied the request after prosecutors detailed how the drummer got in contact with the alleged victim after his arrest.
The court heard Castronovo violated a court order by texting the woman 122 times and calling her 35 times, allegedly acknowledging the abuse, and prosecutors believe he poses a threat to her if released.
Marion County Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Gardiner said, "(Castronovo) quite frankly, is unstable... In some of those messages he was screaming at her that he hated her..."
Castronovo has not entered any plea to the charges.