Poison Drummer Arrested on Rape Charge

03/28/2008 at 09:40 AM EDT

Poison Drummer Arrested on Rape Charge
Rikki Rockett
Andy Fossum/Startraks
Police arrested Rikki Rockett, drummer for the glam rock band Poison, on a rape warrant out of Mississippi after he touched the ground at Los Angeles Airport after a flight from New Zealand, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.

Officers from the LAPD's Airport Division seized the 46-year-old former hairdresser and lifeguard (real name: Richard Ream) as he was going through customs on Monday and then transported him to L.A. County Jail.

Officials there booked him on a felony fugitive sexual assault warrant out of Neshoba County, Miss. Information about the warrant and specific charges was not immediately available. Neither were details of Rockett's current whereabouts.

The drummer had been in New Zealand to reunite and perform with other original members of the band at Rock2Wellington, a heavy metal show. He formed the group in the '80s with high school pal Bret Michaels.

Like this story? Click on the Yahoo Buzz! button below to Buzz it up!

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters