Vince Neil pleads guilty, fined $1,000 in case involving ex-girlfriend


Rocker Vince Neil on Monday pleaded guilty through his attorneys to a misdemeanor charge and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine in connection with allegations of domestic violence involving his ex-girlfriend.

Neil, 50, did not appear in Las Vegas Justice Court, according to his attorney, David Chesnoff.

As part of a plea deal, Clark County prosecutors agreed to drop one count of domestic battery in exchange for Neil's guilty plea to disorderly conduct.

The Mötley Crüe frontman was seen yelling obscenities at and poking former local television entertainment reporter Alicia Jacobs at the Las Vegas Hilton in March.

Jacobs, 45, was with several friends who witnessed Neil's obscenity-laced tirade on Jacobs and the poking, which reportedly left a bruise. A photo of the bruise was posted on the gossip website TMZ.com.

Neil had denied ever touching Jacobs.

Neil and Jacobs split in March after a seven-month relationship. At the time, Jacobs issued a statement that the breakup was because of "the decisions Vince continues to make."

After the incident, Jacobs parted ways with KSNV-TV, Channel 3.

Neil, who has said publicly that he has given up alcohol and drugs but has been seen partying around town, served a 10-day stint in the county jail in May for a 2010 DUI charge.

Neil's criminal history also includes a previous jail term for vehicular manslaughter in California.

The rock singer moved to the Las Vegas Valley in the mid-1990s and has several businesses here, including restaurants, tattoo shops and a charter airline service.

Contact reporter Francis McCabe at fmccabe@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-1039.

 

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