The troubled star turned himself in for charges stemming from the alleged assault of his brother, Jesse Margera. An arrest warrant was issued for him on Monday, April 24 after he allegedly punched his brother in the face, per a police report following a domestic disturbance call at his Chester County home on Sunday. Jesse told authorities that Bam threatened to “put a bullet in [his] head” during the altercation. His brother is the drummer of the rock band CKY and made appearances in the video series of the same name, as well as various episodes of Jackass and its first three movies.
Margera was preliminarily arraigned with bail set at $50,000 and was ordered to complete a drug and alcohol assessment. Court documents reveal that he’s been ordered to stay away from his brother, and he’ll need permission to leave the state of Pennsylvania for the time being. After turning himself in, Bam shared a post on Instagram outside of a courthouse.
“I just got out of the courthouse with my lawyers. Everything went great and the false accusations of what my brother says are not true and he will be sued for defamation as well as being evicted from castle bam sooner than later,” wrote Bam alongside a photo of himself holding what appears to be legal documents. “The reason this happened is because I read his phone saying he wants me back in California and he wants to find a way to 302 me. Fuck him.”
In a comment released by his attorney Michael van der Veen, it was confirmed Bam entered a not-guilty plea. “He was released on an unsecured bail. Mr. Margera enjoys all of his constitutional rights, including the presumption of innocence,” said van der Veen. “The wild rumors regarding his behavior this week are absolutely false. He is in good health and in good spirits.”
In a series of posts shared earlier this week, Jesse alleged that his brother was on the run with his girlfriend and her eight-year-old child. A police report stated that after the arrest warrant was issued, Margera fled into the woods.
“Margera fled into a wooded area prior to the arrival of [Pennsylvania State Police] and has not been located at this time,” the statement read. “A warrant for his arrest was issued on April 24.”
According to Jesse, his brother’s meth addiction has made him into a completely different person.
“Since his meth habit, he’s unrecognizable & I really don’t know what he’s capable of,” wrote Jesse, per TMZ. He said his brother is usually “the sweetest guy” when he’s not using drugs, but it’s been “really scary [and] heartbreaking” to see his recent behavior unfold.