Former Pro Skater, Punk Singer Charged in Domestic Violence Case

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A former professional skateboarder and punk rock singer known as “The Master of Disaster” has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.


Duane Peters is seen in a 2009 photo. (Credit: Adam Davis/flickr via Creative Commons)

Duane Thomas Peters, 52, was charged with one felony count of willful infliction of corporal injury. He was expected to be arraigned Thursday in Long Beach Superior Court.

Peters, a skateboarding pioneer who is also the lead singer in the punk rock band U.S. Bombs,  allegedly assaulted his girlfriend in their Long Beach home on Feb. 7.

Neighbors who overheard the fight “were able to restrain the defendant until police arrived and arrested him,” the DA’s office stated.

Peters’ girlfriend “sustained some injuries,” according to a news release from the DA’s office.

“I love real black eyes and I love them on chicks,” he was quoted as saying in a 2009 story in Skateboarder Magazine.

He faces four years in prison if convicted. Prosecutors plan to ask that bail be set at $50,000.

The Long Beach Police Department was continuing to investigate the case, according to the DA’s office.

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