Bam Margera surrenders to cops after days on the run
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Bam Margera has surrendered to cops after days of being on the run.
An arrest warrant by Pennsylvania State Police was issued for Margera, 43, after he was accused of punching his brother Jess in the face.
Police said they were called to the home in response to a reported domestic disturbance shortly before 11.00am local time on Sunday (23 April).
After turning himself in, Margera said: "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.
"The reason I lost my cool is because I read his phone saying he wants me back in California and he wants to find a way to 302 me. F*** him."
A 302 code is used by Main Line Health in Pennsylvania as an involuntary commitment for psychiatric placement at an inpatient psychiatric unit.
"When a loved one or someone you know is experiencing a serious behavioral health concern and appears to be in need of immediate inpatient psychiatric treatment, it can feel overwhelming," their website reads.
In order for a person to be considered for a 302 commitment, a person must meet one of the following criteria within the past 30 days:
- Imminent risk of danger to themselves or others
- Inability to care for themselves without supervision of another person, for example: not taking life sustaining medications, not eating or drinking
- Attempted suicide or suicidal threats
- Self-mutilation with intent to end one’s life
The Jackass star has since been charged with simple assault, harassment, and four counts of terroristic threats.
The Pennsylvania State Police told TMZ that Margera was preliminarily arraigned, with his bail having been set to $50,000. He is also due back in court towards the end of May.
However, court documents did not list a lawyer for Margera.
According to a police affidavit, his brother also found a threatening handwritten note, signed 'Bam'.
The letter allegedly read: "If you even f***ing think of calling the police on me I will officially f*** you up."
Taking to Twitter, Jess issued his concern for his brother, saying that he is allegedly addicted to 'meth'.
"Seeing him screaming @ [at] a person that wasn't there, hallucinating. It's really scary and heartbreaking," he explained.
"His gf has her phone, I'm obviously very worried about Bam but I'm extremely worried about that there is an 8 year old child with them.
"I can't even imagine the environment in that car right now."