“Chumlee” from “Pawn Stars” has accepted a plea deal in a case that saw several charges brought against him after police found guns, marijuana and other drugs at his Las Vegas home.
The reality television star, whose real name is Austin Lee Russell, pleaded guilty to a “felony weapon charge and a misdemeanour attempted drug possession count.” The agreement will spare Russell jail time, and instead, he’ll face counselling and three years of probation.
If Russell manages to stay out of trouble until 2019, his felony charge will be dropped from his record, leaving him with a misdemeanour conviction on his record. If he fails to do so, he could face two to five years in a state prison.
The star and his attorneys are due back in court on June 1 to enter Russell’s pleas in Clark County District Court.
The 33-year-old will be forced to surrender the drugs and 12 guns that police seized on March 9 after serving a warrant in a sex assault case to search his home. Russell was not charged with a sex assault-related crime.
A rep for A&E and the History Channel told the Las Vegas Sun that the status of the show remains unchanged.