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'Jackass' Star Bam Margera Turns Himself In To Police After Being Accused Of Assaulting Brother, Threatening Family
Brandon "Bam" Margera, 43, spent four days on the run before turning himself in to Pennsylvania State Police.
Brandon "Bam" Margera of the "Jackass" franchise turned himself in to police in Pennsylvania on Thursday after allegedly attacking his musician brother and threatening his other family members before absconding into the woods and spending four days on the run from police.
Margera, 43, was fingerprinted and photographed at a Pennsylvania State Police station in Avondale before his arraignment in District court 15-3-04, where he was charged with simple assault and harassment.
His bail was set at $50,000, troopers announced in a Thursday tweet, and his preliminary court hearing is scheduled for May 25.
Jesse Margera, the professional prankster's musician brother, told state police that he was roused from sleep on Sunday morning around 8 a.m. when Margera banged and kicked at his locked bedroom door. According to court documents, Margera allegedly left a threatening note signed "Bam" outside the bedroom: "If you ever f------- think of calling the police on me I will officially f--- you up."
Later that morning, Jesse Margera told police, he walked in on Margera urinating into the kitchen sink of the home, which officers wrote is occupied by the brothers' father, Phil Margera, and two other women.
Margera allegedly became aggressive, screaming and punching at his brother. Officers noted abrasions on Jesse Margera's right eye, nose and left ear; he also had a red abrasion on his left bicep, allegedly incurred when Margera grabbed his arm.
"I'll kill you," Margera allegedly told his brother. "I'll put a bullet in your head."
Margera is accused of threatening everyone in the home in Popcopson Township and ran off through the rear of the property into nearby woods before officers arrived.
In the days following his violent outburst, according to reporting by TMZ, Margera evaded police in his car with his girlfriend and her 8-year-old daughter.
In a series of Twitter posts, Jesse Margera expressed worry for his brother and his family, claiming that the "Jackass" star had developed a meth addiction.
"I'm trying to stay positive," he wrote on Wednesday. "Bam really is the sweetest guy when he isn't messed up. But since his meth habit, he's unrecognizable & I really don't know what he's capable of."
Margera has been in and out of rehab for years due to substance abuse issues, and has been arrested several times this year.
Video emerged last month of Margera screaming at his ex-wife Nikki Boyd in a Burbank restaurant pior to him being arrested for public intoxication, TMZ reported, leading his close family and friends tried to stage an intervention. Boyd filed for legal separation from Margera in February.
On March 2, Margera was arrested for domestic violence after allegedly kicking a woman in Escondido, California, per TMZ. Sources told the tabloid that the woman in question was his girlfriend. Margera quickly posted $50,000 bail ,the San Diego County Sheriff's Department told the outlet. Charges have yet to be filed in that case.
"Jackass" director Jeff Tremaine obtained a three-year restraining order against Margera in 2021 after the prankster allegedly leveled several threats against him and his family. The troubled star was also arrested in Los Angeles for driving under the influence in 2018.