'Pawn Stars' Star Chumlee Taking Plea Deal to Avoid Jail
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A star of the reality show "Pawn Stars" is taking a plea deal that could spare him jail time in a case stemming from the discovery of guns, marijuana and other drugs at his Las Vegas home. Austin Lee Russell, known as "Chumlee" on the TV series, told a judge Monday that he intends to plead guilty to a felony weapon charge and a misdemeanor count of attempted drug possession. The agreement will get him counseling and three years' probation. Russell and his attorneys didn't comment outside court. They're due back June 1 to enter his pleas. Russell was arrested March 9 after police found a small arsenal of weapons, a gallon plastic bag of pot, anxiety medication and a small amount of methamphetamine at his home.