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JIM NEIDHART ARRESTED AFTER COURT APPEARANCE

By Mike Johnson on 2012-03-15 12:23:43
Former WWF star Jim Neidhart was arrested yesterday at the Hilsborough County Court in Florida for contempt of court while in a hearing for previous theft and possession of a controlled substance charges that were brought against him in 2010.

In the hearing, Neidhart was sentenced to 5 months and 29 days of jail to served concurrent with any other charges. That sentencing appears to have led to an incident that resulted in him being charged with contempt of court and being arrested.

Neidhart was taken into custody and as of this writing, is still incarcerated.

Neidhart was in court for an appearance stemming from his On Labor Day 2010 arrest. In that incident, Neidhart was arrested in Thonotosassa, Florida after deputies were alerted to him being loud and yelling as he attempted to open a pill bottle while pumping gas. Neidhart was argumentative with the authorities, leading to them patting him down and finding 28 methodone tablets and 95 oxycotin pills.

Several pill bottles in Neidhart's possession belonged to a neighbor who had recently reported them stolen. The neighbor in question told authorities that while she knew Neidhart, she had not given him permission to take their prescription medication and her back door had been recently forced open. Neidhart was charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grant theft (third degree - $300-$3,000), trafficking in illegal drugs (Methadone), possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (Methodone), trafficking in illegal drugs (oxycotin) and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute (Oxycontin).

According to court records, Neidhart, 57 is now involved in a residential program as well.

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