Charlie Sheen awaiting charges

Actor posted bond after alleged assault

ASPEN, Colo. - A police spokeswoman in Aspen, Colo., says Charlie Sheen has posted bond and been released from jail hours after he was arrested in an alleged domestic violence case.

Stephanie Dasaro says Sheen posted $8,500 bond Friday after speaking with a county judge and was advised on the conditions of his release.

The star of the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" was arrested Friday on charges of second-degree assault and menacing, both felonies, along with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

Police in this resort town said the alleged victim didn't have to be taken to the hospital.

Police did not identify the person whom Sheen was accused of assaulting. But the celebrity news website Radar Online reported that the actor's arrest came after he shoved his wife, Brooke Mueller, during a heated quarrel.

Dasaro declined to name the accuser, citing a department policy prohibiting the identification of potential victims in domestic violence cases.

Rosenfield, would neither confirm nor deny that report, but said the couple "were spending time over Christmas vacation" at a residence of Mueller's family in Aspen at the time of the arrest.

Rosenfield declined to comment further except to say, "Don't be misled by appearances. Appearances and reality can be as different as night and day. It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion."

Sheen and Mueller, 32, got engaged in July 2007 and married the following May. The former actress and real estate agent, who is Sheen's third wife, gave birth to twin sons in April of this year.

Sheen is the son of actor Martin Sheen, former star of the hit TV drama "The West Wing." His brother is actor-director Emilio Estevez.

Sheen has two daughters by his second wife, actress Denise Richards. Their four-year marriage ended in 2006 in a bitter divorce that titillated the tabloids for months.

Sheen, whose film credits include "Platoon" and "Wall Street," is best known for his starring role as a wealthy, womanizing Malibu bachelor on the bawdy CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," one of television's top-rated shows.

Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this story.