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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler arrested after bar fight

By | Published on Friday 30 January 2015

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Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler was arrested in California earlier this week after being involved in a bar fight.

A statement from The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office says: “Shortly after midnight on 27 Jan Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding a verbal and physical altercation that took place at the Corkscrew Saloon located at the Furnace Creek Ranch property in Death Valley
National Park”.

It continued: “After the Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived on scene and interviewed witnesses it was determined that there had been an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation – resulting in an individual being struck, and a broken window. Terence Michael Butler, a 65 year old man from Beverly Hills, CA was arrested for misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and vandalism”.

Butler spent the night in jail, giving him time to sober up.