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Celebrities Who Were Arrested In 2021

Updated February 19, 2021 4.9k views3 items

You may find the celebrities recently arrested to be surprising. Hollywood has a reputation for its excess, and, unfortunately, many of its stars fall victim to illegal activity and end up celebrities in prison. If you’ve ever wondered, “What celebrity or actor got arrested today?” then this list is for you. 

Driving under the influence, assault, disorderly conduct, and stories of more horrible celebrity crimes can land even the biggest celebrities in jail. And once they're there, celebrity jail photos and recent celebrity arrests get lots of clicks. The famous people in prison is certainly the more negative side of celebrity news 2021. Trey Songz is one of the first celebrities arrested in 2021. He was brought in after a struggle with a cop at the Kansas City Chiefs game that earned them a spot in the Super Bowl.  

In 2021, who were the latest celebrity arrests, despite the fact that these people are rich and famous? What big celebrity arrests in 2021 stole the headlines, and who are the big celebrities who went to jail? This list will catalog all of the celebrities in jail right now 2021, or at least who had been to jail in 2021. 

Stories of celebrities recently arrested quickly fade once a new scandal hits the headlines. Every celebrity in jail of 2021 is documented below. And, if you're curious if any of these celebs are repeat offenders, check out this list of celebrity arrests of 2020.

  • Former All-Star baseball player Johnny Damon was arrested on February 19, 2021, in Florida. The charge was for resisting an officer, after he was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence.

    Damon was pulled over after he swerved, hit a curb, and drove past a stop sign, according to a police report. The former MLB star reportedly slurred his words, and was unsteady on his feet as the police questioned him. His blood alcohol level was reportedly more than three times the legal limit. Jail records show that his wife, Michelle Mangan-Damon, was arrested as well, and is facing charges of battery on an officer and resisting with violence.

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  • Chad Wheeler

    Chad Wheeler was arrested on January 25, 2021, on suspicion of felony domestic violence. According to The Seattle Times, Wheeler appeared in King County District Court after he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend, and told not to have contact with the alleged victim. He also had to surrender all weapons. He was released after paying the $400,000 bail. 

    Police responded to a call of a woman who was locked in a bathroom following a "physical fight" with her boyfriend. She reportedly called 911, telling them that she was being "killed." She suffered a dislocated arm, and was bleeding. The report also stated that police officers could hear the alleged victim screaming when they arrived at the apartment. 

    Wheeler was an offensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks, but his contract was set to expire soon, so the team went ahead and cut him following the arrest. They also released a statement condemning what he had allegedly done, and urging him to seek help. 

  • Singer Trey Songz was arrested on January 24, 2021, after a brawl with a cop, which was caught on camera at the Kansas City Chiefs football game. According to onlookers, who spoke with TMZ, Songz was heckled by other football fans, and when he asked them to stop, the office reportedly "went after him." 

    Songz was arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest (misdemeanors), and for assaulting a police officer (felony). The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Songz was still in custody on January 25, 2021, but that no charges had been filed yet. 

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