Deen Castronovo, the drummer for the rock band Journey, has been arrested in Oregon for an incident involving his girlfriend, TMZ reports.
Castronovo was arrested on Saturday evening after an altercation with his girlfriend got physical, a source tells TMZ. The site learned from local law enforcement that Castronovo was hit with several charges after his arrest.
They include, interfering with making a report, assault in the 4th degree, coercion, criminal mischief in the 2nd degree, and harassment.
Shortly after his arrest sources say that Castronovo was released after posting the $52,500.00 bail, himself.
Later a rep for Castronovo told TMZ, The 46-year-old Castronovo said, “it was a misunderstanding that should not have been escalated to such a level in the first place.”
According to the report the altercation escalated after, the two started arguing and the girlfriend had ran out of the house to call her father and Castronovo then allegedly grabbed the phone from her.
Castronovo has been a member of Journey since 1998 and has performed with several other bands as well, including supporting bands for Ozzy Osbourne and Paul Rodgers.
Since 1973 Journey has gone through a multitude of changes, including a complete break-up and a reunion. Lead guitar, vocalist Neal Schon is the only founding member to have been with the 5 member band since it got started until present day. Founding member, bassist, Ross Valory, is currently with the band but had taken a 10 year hiatus in the late 80’s and early 90’s. During a part of Valory’s hiatus, current American Idol judge Randy Jackson had filled the bassist role for the band between 1985 and 87.