Lawyer: ‘Pawn Stars’ star to fight felony drug, gun charges

This Clark County Detention Center photo, provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, shows Austin Lee Russell, 33, of Las Vegas, on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Russell is known as Chumlee to viewers of the reality cable TV show "Pawn Stars." Russell was being held in a Las Vegas jail late Wednesday, following his arrest on weapon and multiple drug charges, after officers serving a warrant at his home in a sexual assault investigation found methamphetamine, marijuana and at least one gun. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The lawyer representing “Pawn Stars” reality TV star “Chumlee” says he’ll fight felony weapon and drug charges — and sex assault allegations if they’re filed.

Defense attorney David Chesnoff told The Associated Press on Thursday that he’s “looking forward to the truthful conclusion” of the case against Austin Lee Russell.

Russell posted $62,000 bail and was released from jail pending a May 23 court date.

Russell was arrested Wednesday after police say officers serving a search warrant in a sexual assault investigation found methamphetamine, marijuana and a gun at his southwest Las Vegas home.

The 33-year-old was booked on 19 drug-possession charges and one weapon charge.

Russell wasn’t booked on a sex-crime allegation. Police said that investigation stems from a recent complaint by a woman, and is continuing.

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