Nick Oliveri (ex Dwarves) arrested after five hour standoff with police

According to TMZ, Former Kyuss, The Dwarves and Queens of the Stone Age member Nick Oliveri was arrested on Tuesday night after a five-hour standoff with the LAPD. Police were called to his home after a neighbor reported a “disturbance” between the musician and his girlfriend.

Sources close to the couple say Oliveri’s girlfriend told cops he struck her during an argument the day before and she had come back to the home to collect her stuff so she could move out. That’s when the couple got into another heated argument. Nick locked them inside the duplex.

When cops arrived, Oliveri refused to allow cops inside the residence and would not let his girlfriend leave. A S.W.A.T. team was called to the scene and a standoff ensued. After two hours, Oliveri agreed to let his girlfriend leave the duplex. Two hours after that, he gave himself up without further incident. When cops searched the home, TMZ’s sources say police found one high powered rifle which was fully loaded. Oliveri was booked on felony domestic violence. He has since been released after posting $100,000 bail.


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2 Comments

  1. jaystone
    jaystone7/14/2011 4:55 PM | Permalink

    Nick Olivieri could post $100,000 bail?!? Which of his rock star friends do you think pitched in?

  2. lizaeckert
    Liza7/14/2011 7:57 PM | Permalink

    I don’t know why anyone WOULD help someone get out of jail after they did that.

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