Randy Blythe Arrested For Manslaughter, Report Claims

by at . Comments

Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe was detained in Prague this week. He could face 5-10 years in prison for an altercation at a 2010 show that allegedly left a fan dead.

Reports indicate the incident leading to the arrest of Blythe (full name D. Randall "Randy" Blythe) involved a man repeatedly rushing the stage from the crowd.

He was ejected from the stage and later died of head injuries, according to WTVR, the CBS News affiliate in Lamb of God's hometown of Richmond, Virginia.

Randy Blythe Photo

Lamb of God canceled a show at the Rock Cafe in Prague Thursday after the singer was brought in for questioning; reports differ as to what happened next.

Some sources say Blythe was arrested and charged with "the crime of bodily harm of 4th degree and resulting in the death of a fan." The band's rep denies this.

Randy's brother, Mark Blythe, told WTVR that if manslaughter charge is actually filed, it is "bogus and outrageous and will be dropped immediately."

The band tweeted the hashtag #FreeRandyBlythe late Thursday. Blythe deleted his once extremely active personal Twitter account earlier this summer.

Maria Ferrero, the Grammy-nominated band's publicist, told MTV News that Lamb of God's management will not comment in full until Monday. However:

"As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos."

"Having said that, management wished to address today one false piece of information that has been included in many of the news stories released so far."

"Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved. This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head."

"Again, until the investigation is concluded this weekend, nothing more will be released, but clarity and the facts needed to be addressed on this one reported point which is totally inaccurate."

[Photo: WENN.com]

Tags: ,
Avatar

Free Randall........All Hail to Lamb Of God.

Avatar

We are raising funds for randy not only because we believe he's innocent but because we love him, those who have met him and those who haven't. Most people who have followed him on twitter, read his blog and seen his pictures know that he is a normal happy and lovely guy and doesn't deserve this shit. We are raising money from him because we don't want to feel helpless waiting to see what comes of this. None of us care about his not worth or how much he makes. We just want to show our love and support for this amazing band and amazing man. Since you don't understand this, just shut up and move on.

Avatar

I don't usually post comments but some of these other comments made are extremely annoying... Lamb of God are insanely talented and their music has helped shape the person I am today! Anyways to the annoying people who comment about how u don't like their music, why don't u save it for an actual debate about music...not an article on his arrest bc the people who are genuinely concerned about his welfare are probably the ones reading these articles!And being one of the people concerned about Randy I can tell you that I don't give a flying Fuck if u hate their music or if u use their CDs to wipe your ass! That's not what the story is about! The fact of the matter is he is an American citizen who is being treated unfairly for something that happened two years ago! Their government should've had plenty of time to have completed this investigation but it is just a cluster-fuck! Anyways I hope he will get all the help and support he needs!

Avatar

I don't usually post comments but some of these other comments made are extremely annoying... Lamb of God are insanely talented and their music has helped shape the person I am today! Anyways to the annoying people who comment about how u don't like their music, why don't u save it for an actual debate about music...not an article on his arrest bc the people who are genuinely concerned about his welfare are probably the ones reading these articles!And being one of the people concerned about Randy I can tell you that I don't give a flying Fuck if u hate their music or if u use their CDs to wipe your ass! That's not what the story is about! The fact of the matter is he is an American citizen who is being treated unfairly for something that happened two years ago! Their government uh a

Avatar

(rhetorical question... Needs no answer) so if they make music like they always do they will keep fans ... If they were to change to some emo fag shit then why would we want to hear it? Plain and simple... Free randy blythe! Hail true metal! I am a lamb of god fan and I proudly endorse this message.

Avatar

People are raising money because we believe he is innocent. Ya, he has a lot of money. But all these years of touring, making music...and all the money he made, just disappears to lawyers! No,, I don't agree. I believe in his innocence. If he was guilty. Than hell no!

Avatar

Why is anyone raising money for the legal defense of Randy Blythe makes $200k a year and has a net worth is $12 million? LOG is a &-making machine that is getting LOTS OF PRESS from this manslaughter charge -- eventually, everyone has to pay the piper for the music played, even the supposed anarchists. Grow up and act somewhat responsible toward your fellow human beings!

Avatar

And thanks to the idiot who kept jumping on the stage, pretty soon were gonna have to use binoculars to see the band.

Avatar

It was obviously an accident. I don't think he purposely meant to kill him. And if you have never been to a metal show, please don't comment! Metal shows are very unlike mainstream shows. So unless you've been, you won't understand what took place!

Avatar

...i see greater music in them,if they would just take more time to write better songs. That's just my opinion.

×