It might not have been such a Merry Christmas in Sheen household. The news ‘Charlie Sheen arrested’ has spread like wild-fire over the internet. It seems the arrest on charges of domestic violence came following a 911 call to his home in Aspen, Colorado on Christmas morning. Here is his booking photo.

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The actor Charlie Sheen was arrested in Aspen, Colorado this morning on charges of domestic assault. Apparently, police responded to a 911 call to a home at 320 West Hallam Street on Christmas Day about 8:30 a.m. Although the alleged victim of the assault is not being named, it is widely speculated that it is his third wife, Brooke Mueller. The two were spending the holidays in Aspen with their twin sons, Bob and Max, who were born in March 2009. So much for his son’s first Christmas being a beautiful family time. It will be memorable, but for all the wrong reasons. Merry Christmas!

The Two and a Half Men star is 44-years-old and no stranger to trouble with the law. Unfortunately, he’s also no stranger to domestic violence. He and his second wife, Denise Richards, were often in the news before, during and after their divorce. Richards, the mother of two of Sheen’s daughters, filed for divorce from him in 2005. To say it was not an amicable divorce would be a gross understatement. It was tabloid fodder for months and months.

Officers from the Aspen Police Department responded to a 911 call and investigated an incident at the home. An ambulance was sent to the scene, but the victim didn’t require medical care. Charlie Sheen was taken into custody, charged with felony second-degree assault, felony menacing and criminal mischief. There was also a domestic violence component coupled with his arrest.

Apparently, Sheen posted a $8,500 bond on Christmas afternoon and was released from jail. He was advised of the conditions of his release by a Pitkin County judge.

His publicist, Stan Rosenfield, has said that just because Charlie Sheen was arrested, we should not assume that he was the cause of the problem. He released this statement: ‘Do not be mislead by appearance. Appearance and reality can be as different as night and day. It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion.’

He might have a point. It seems that Mueller was legally drunk with a blood alcohol level of .13, while Sheen registered .04. This is at 8:30 a.m. on Christmas morning. Hopefully, the nanny was watching the kids and these two were playing Santa Claus for the little ones.

Sheen’s real name is Carlos Irwin Estevez. He is the son of actor Martin Sheen and brother of actor Emilio Estevez. In additions to his twin sons with current wife Brooke Mueller and his two daughters with second wife Denise Richards, Sheen has a daughter with former girlfriend Paula Profit.

It’s being reported that Sheen and his wife, Brooke, Mueller, have been having marital problems for a while now. She has been renting the house in Colorado while Sheen has been living in Los Angeles, California. If that is the case, then this effort at spending family time together at Christmas might have been an epic fail.

The picture above is the Charlie Sheen mugshot released by the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, December, 25, 2009.

Here‘s a photo of the house in Aspen where the Sheens were spending the holidays and where Charlie Sheen was arrested.