Duane Peters Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Domestic Violence Charges [Update]

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Duane Peters (left)

See update number one with details on the felony charges at the bottom of this post. Update two has arraignment details. Update three has information on Peters' not guilty plea.

ORIGINAL POST, Jan. 8, 6:00 P.M.: Iconic punk musician and professional skateboarder Duane Peters was arrested by the Long Beach Police Department on felony charges just before midnight Friday. According to records provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LACSD), 52-year-old Peters is currently being held on $50,000 bail on undisclosed felony charges at the Long Beach Police Department.

The LACSD records report Peters was arrested at 11:59 P.M. Friday and booked at the Long Beach Police Station at 6:20 A.M. Visitation to Peters is not currently allowed.

See also: Duane's Addictions: Skateboarding, Punk Rock, Tattoos, Sobriety

Peters, an Orange County native, is known as the "Master of Disaster" in both punk and skateboarding circles. He has performed in many bands over the years, most notably the US Bombs and Die Hunns. As a skateboarder, Peters is credited with inventing several skate moves such as the "Acid Drop", "Indy Air" and being the first to land a specifically-designed 360 degree loop. Peter's many brush-ins with the law and substance abuse (and subsequent sobriety) are the stuff of legend, best examined in former music editor Rich Kane's 2001 cover story on him.

View the first part of "Who Cares?: The Duane Peters Story" here:

UPDATE 1, Feb. 10, 2:30 A.M.: Peters was booked for felony domestic violence according to Long Beach Police Department spokesperson Megan Zabel. She also told the Weekly he is expected to be arraigned in court on Tuesday.

UPDATE 2, Feb. 12, 4 A.M.: The "Master of Disaster" was charged Tuesday with assaulting his girlfriend at their home in Long Beach, according to City News Service. He's also scheduled to be arraigned on one felony count of willful infliction of corporal injury.

The extent of his girlfriend's injuries are unclear, but City News Service says the woman sustained some bodily injuries from the altercation. Neighbors were said to have heard an altercation and intervened in the dispute, restraining Peters until the police arrived.

Peters faces up to four years in state prison if he is convicted as charged.

UPDATE 3, Feb 25, 12:30 P.M.: Duane Peters pleaded not guilty Monday to assaulting his girlfriend in their Long Beach home on Feb. 7, shortly before midnight. He is charged with one felony count of willful infliction of corporal injury, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

His next scheduled court appearance is April 9. It is anticipated a date will then be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for Peters to stand trial.

See Also:
* Duane Peters Struck By Car, Postpones Slidebar Show This Weekend
* Punk-Rock Hard-Knock Lifer: Duane Peters' 10 OC Survival Tips
* US Bombs @ the Constellation Room

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42 comments
mhip
mhip

He looks like he smells like pee...

0pooldoctor
0pooldoctor

You can be arrested for domestic violence... just on the accusation of someone. If a woman goes to smack you and you grab her arm... yer gone brother. Let's hope he used the "soft end of the mop"

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Violent Punks are as Violent Punks do!


Mediablitz
Mediablitz

Haha funny how the people hate him waste there time to share there opinion that no one really cares to hear! I remember Duane sucker punched some avenge seven fold kook that was in his band! I hope Duane gets the treatment he needs!

richiedagger15
richiedagger15

fuck duane.  he is a dead beat loser, and i love punk.  duane aint punk, hes an old burnout drug addict and a dead beat dad.  i have zero sympathy for bullies like duane peters.  

Chad Oberhoffer
Chad Oberhoffer

who the hell are you grither,sounds like a gerbil on iceskates

IntoTheKnown
IntoTheKnown

Felony domestic violence. Dudes a sucker-punching coward. He's a spineless f*cking loser crybaby and all you twits that idolize him have no idea what a sh*tbag he is. 

Ronnie Mix
Ronnie Mix

Bitch, I bet you put peanut butter on your nipples for that ugly dog to lick off.

Fred Stoces
Fred Stoces

im in long beach! who wants to help me bust him outta the slammer haha

Tony Jordan
Tony Jordan

Local legend! His I don't give a fuck and fuck attitude in skating and punk rock was epic. I'm surprised he's still alive. I've got to see him skate and sing in the The US Bombs. He's just a Gnarly guy and he will always be that way.

Amy Sharp
Amy Sharp

Stacie Marie not sure if you're a DP fan.

Brandon Garvin
Brandon Garvin

That's right Debbie! Low class is the best class!

Mike Gee
Mike Gee

The master of disaster. Guy invented a lot of skating moves

Sean Soto
Sean Soto

Duane Peters is a local legend & American icon.... #freeduane

Dennis210
Dennis210

and the cops get away with the same things for free, because they are your authority figures? = NOT!

angst22
angst22

@Brainwashed_in_church  You'd probably have to be over 30 to recognize the name, and if you are over 30, not sure how you've not seen at least his name if you are into skateboarding - at all. 

dailydrivel
dailydrivel

Keith Richards is the Duane Peters of rock.

crx_junkie666
crx_junkie666

takes one to know one ..he must not have paid for the last blow job ou gave him


0pooldoctor
0pooldoctor

@FishWithoutBicycle @0pooldoctor  I teach people how to do that... I agree with you.. However, domestic violence accusations are a popular way to "put your old man down" without evidence. I think any physical contact is unacceptable in a domestic dispute.(self defense not withstanding). I see too many people on 52 week court cards simply for raising their voice in anger... In the D.P. situation it appears to be more than that.


FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

@0pooldoctor @FishWithoutBicycle 

I agree, falsely reporting domestic violence is a supremely shitty thing to do. The same goes for a bogus rape charge. Unfortunately, many people see romantic relationships as a war of attrition, not a partnership of love and mutual respect.

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