Scott Stapp Says He's 'Truly Sorry' After Arrest

Scott Stapp Says He's 'Truly Sorry' After Arrest
Scott and Jaclyn Stapp
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05/23/2007 03:25PM

Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp is working to rebuild his reputation – and is seeking forgiveness from his wife, Jaclyn.

The musician, 33, was arrested on Sunday at his Florida home and charged with one count of domestic assault with intent to commit a felony, the Associated Press reported.

In an e-mail to Florida station 105.9 FM morning DJ Drew Garabo, and reported by the Orlando Sentinel, Stapp writes, in part, "I am truly sorry and seek forgiveness from my wife. As she has done the same seeking forgiveness from me. We both know we were wrong in how we handled the argument and in some of the allegations that were made. Now we are [trying] to move forward as a family."

After his arrest, Stapp was held without bond, said a Palm Beach County Jail official. Nesheiwat declined comment on Sunday night, telling The Palm Beach Post, "It's just a rough time."

Without elaborating, Stapp writes in his e-mail, "Things were stated to the police in the heat of anger that were not completely accurate. Things have been said to the media and reported after the fact that are not accurate as well. As in most cases like this, the next day everyone is sorry and wishes they didn't get the police involved and said what they did about their partner. We are no different."

He adds, "My wife and I love each other very much and are actively seeking support to help us resolve this tough time and bring our loving family back together as one."

Stapp and his wife got married on Feb. 10, 2006.

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