Vinnie Vincent, the guitarist who originally replaced Ace Frehley in KISS before starting the group Vinnie Vincent Invasion, was arrested in his Rutherford County, Tennessee home yesterday after his wife Diane accused him of attacking her. Police say the 58-year-old rock allegedly hit and threw his wife to the ground, dragging her through shattered glass on the floor. Diane was eventually able to flee and drove to a police station, and when authorities picked up Vincent, they discovered “four sealed containers containing deceased dogs.”
Vincent, whose brief tenure as Kiss’ Ankh Warrior was discussed in Chuck Klosterman‘s popular book Fargo Rock City, co-wrote the majority of 1983’s Lick It Up, the first album where the legendary rock group did not wear make up, and would later sue Kiss’ Gene Simmons over song royalties and unlawful use of his image. Charged with aggravated domestic assault after last night’s incident, Vincent was reportedly released after posting $10,000 bail. As for the dogs—allegedly killed by one of the Vincents’ “more aggressive dogs”—animal services is investigating.
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