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- “Jackass” star Bam Margera surrendered Thursday to face accusations that he punched his brother in the face during an argument at their Philadelphia suburban home.
- Margera is charged with assault and harassment and four counts of making terrorist threats. State police said they were called to the Chester County home in response to local unrest Sunday morning.
- Margera’s brother, Jesse Margera, told police that Bam Margera punched him in the eye, nose, and ear during a confrontation in the kitchen. Margera then fled on foot, according to court documents.
Days after the Pennsylvania State Police announced an arrest warrant for Brandon “Bam” Margera, the reality TV star has surrendered to face accusations that he assaulted his brother at their Chester County home.
Margera was arrested by an NBC10 photojournalist when she arrived Thursday morning at a district courthouse to face charges of assault and terrorist threats.
A judge called the reality star and then released him on a signature bail after the bail was set at $50,000. According to court records. Margera faces a preliminary hearing in May.
Margera’s attorney Michael van der Ven spoke Thursday morning as he left court with his client:
“My client is innocent,” said Van der Veen. “The rumors circulated by his brother over the past week were nothing short of defamatory and will be dealt with in another court.”
The state police later tweeted that prior to the court session, Margera had surrendered to Avondale Barracks. He had a snapshot taken.
State Police Troop J originally announced a warrant for Margera’s arrest in a tweet. Police said Monday that troops from Avondale Station responded to the 400 block of Hickory Hill Road in Pokobson Township, Pennsylvania, around 11 a.m. to obtain a report of a local disturbance.
Margera’s brother, Jesse Margera, told police that Bam Margera pounded and kicked his locked bedroom door that morning, punching him in the eye, nose and ear during a subsequent confrontation in the kitchen, according to court documents. Among the accusations in the complaint is that Bam Margera urinated in the kitchen sink.
Jesse Margera said he also found a handwritten threatening note signed with the name “Bam,” according to the police affidavit.
Police said Margera, star of “Jackass”, “Viva La Bam” and other projects and a former professional ski racer, fled the scene into a wooded area before the soldiers arrived. It was not clear where he had spent the past several days.