Christopher Lucas Selby, the 27-year-old guitarist of the Nashville, Tennessee-based metal band OBLIVION MYTH, was arrested on January 1 and charged with attempted first-degree murder.
According to WSMV.com, a call was placed on Tuesday for a disorderly person at the Tulip Grove Apartment Complex in Hermitage, Tennessee. As the dispatched officer approached the third-story landing, he saw a man, later identified as Selby, arguing with a woman, Kelia Ramos, on the breezeway in front of an apartment. The officer said as he was walking up the stairway from the second floor to the third floor, Selby grabbed Ramos by her waist and start to push her over the railing.
Ramos grabbed Selby's arms and stated, "No, No pull me in."
Police said Ramos was hanging off the breezeway railing, so the officer pulled out his gun and ordered Selby to pull Ramos back onto the breezeway.
Selby complied and was taken into custody. He was booked into the Metro jail on a $100,000 bond.
OBLIVION MYTH frontman Ray LeGrand posted a statement to the band's social media pages and official web site on January 2 in which he said: "It is with absolute shock and disbelief that I find myself writing this statement.
"About 30 minutes ago my phone started ringing and numerous text messages came to me asking for comment on longtime OBLIVION MYTH guitarist Chris Selby. This was the first I or any other member of the band were made aware of the situation." LeGrand also asked that fans would honor their privacy and stated, "We will likely post an update as we learn more, but honestly, our information is the same as everyone else's right now. Thank God that this situation did not end any worse than it already is. Please pray for all those involved."
OBLIVION MYTH founding member and lead guitarist Keith Smith added: “This is very heartbreaking. OBLIVION MYTH has faced challenges before, but none quite like this."
When asked about OBLIVION MYTH's previously announced upcoming events, including the "Sanctuary From The Streets" benefit at The Rutledge in Nashville, Tennessee on February 15, LeGrand said: "We will not be canceling any shows. Keith will be covering Chris' parts and we will go on as a four-piece for now." Regarding Selby's status in the group, LeGrand said: "This is not the time. Right now we are focused on what might happen with our brother and on keeping our commitments. OBLIVION MYTH will not stop, but for now, deciding Chris' role in the band is the last thing on our minds."
Chris Selby police booking photo
Video below: OBLIVION MYTH performing live in September 2012
Pictured below: OBLIVION MYTH (Chris Selby is second from left)