AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Frontman Arrested On Suspicion Of Guitar Thefts

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Frontman Arrested On Suspicion Of Guitar Thefts

According to CBS Los Angeles, AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE's Cameron Heacock has been arrested after he was found to be in possession of more than a dozen stolen guitars.

The 40-year-old vocalist was pulled over by police Wednesday after allegedly driving a stolen van out of a motel in Costa Mesa, California. The van, which was packed with stolen property, led investigators to a storage space where more stolen merchandise — including thirteen guitars and a motorcycle — was discovered.

Nine of the instruments were taken from Guitar Center in Fountain Valley.

Heacock remains in custody at Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana. His first court appearance is scheduled for later today (Friday, April 13).

Story continues after advertisement

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE released its fourth album, "Tango Umbrella", in March 2016 via Napalm Records. The effort marked the band's first full-length release in over 10 years.

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE split in August 2009 but reformed two years later.

The group's bassist Chad Hanks passed away last November at the age of 46. He had reportedly been battling a terminal illness in the months prior to his death.

Hanks is not the first member of AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE to die at an early age. 2005 saw the tragic passing of guitarist Bryan Ottoson, who died of an accidental prescription drug overdose while on tour in support of "The Feeding" album.

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).