Former Creed Singer Charged With Assault

BOCA RATON, FL (AP) — Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp was arrested at his home and charged with assault related to domestic violence.

Stapp was charged with one count of domestic assault with intent to commit a felony Sunday and was being held without bond, according to a Palm Beach County Jail official who was reached by telephone and would not give her name.

No one was injured and no one was taken to the hospital, said Paul Miller, a Sheriff's Office spokesman.

Miller declined to identify the victim and said he had no information about any physical violence.

"We don't know exactly what occurred here," said Miller.

It wasn't immediately known if Stapp had an attorney.

Stapp, 33, was married a year ago last February at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami to former Miss New York Jaclyn Nesheiwat.

Nesheiwat declined to comment Sunday night.

"It's just a rough time," she told The Palm Beach Post.

Stapp's former band, Creed, sold more than 25 million records in the United States. He has since launched a solo singing career.

Miller didn't immediately respond to phone messages left on his cell phone and at his office after hours by The Associated Press. Stapp's manager did not immediately return an e-mail seeking comment or a telephone message left at his office after hours.

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