Actor Tom Sizemore misses court date, may face arrest

July 13, 2005|By Los Angeles Times

A judge signed an arrest warrant for actor Tom Sizemore yesterday after he failed to appear at a probation violation hearing because he had checked into a live-in drug rehabilitation program.

But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge T.K. Herman held off issuing the warrant to allow Sizemore to return to court July 22, when the judge who has been overseeing Sizemore's case is scheduled to return to the bench.

Deputy District Attorney Sean Carney said prosecutors plan to treat this incident as a second probation violation. After three violations, Sizemore could be sent to state prison.

Defense attorney Michael J. Rovell said Sizemore is not trying to defy the court, and "is trying to get back his health."

The 43-year-old actor, co-star of Black Hawk Down, pleaded guilty in October to a felony charge of possessing a controlled substance - methamphetamine. Prosecutors say he violated his probation in that case by using a prosthetic device to fake a drug test.

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