Saturday, May 12, 2007

Brad Renfro gone for a long time.

Brad Renfro who played a gay Character in the movie Tart and a some what gay character in the movie the bully…. Well has gone… he is in Jail for 10 years, he was on Probation for possession of Heroin, and then was caught for drink driving. Oh well. CJ

Actor Renfro Pleads Guilty to Heroin Charge

Thursday Feb 23, 2006 3:10pm EST

Brad Renfro pleaded guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday to one felony count of attempted possession of heroin and will enter a drug program.

Wearing tennis shoes and a suit, Renfro, 23, was sentenced to three years' probation and told to return to court on March 6 to begin his treatment through California's Proposition 36 program, a 2000 voter initiative that permits those convicted of first- and second-time non-violent drug possession to receive treatment in lieu of incarceration.

Should Renfro violate the terms of his probation, he could face 18 years in prison, L.A.'s City News Service reports.

Renfro remains free on $10,000 bail, and his attorney told reporters outside the courtroom that the actor looks forward to putting this ordeal behind him.

"It's his first step in getting back to work and putting this all behind him," attorney Richard Kaplan said, according to KNBC-TV.

Renfro was one of 14 people arrested for allegedly attempting to purchase heroin in L.A.'s skid row section during a Dec. 22, 2005, police sting. Following his arrest, he voluntarily entered a live-in drug rehabilitation, which he has since left.

Film director Joel Schumacher discovered Renfro at age 12 and cast him in the 1994 John Grisham movie The Client (which also starred Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones). The following year, PEOPLE named the young screen hopeful one of its "Top 30 Under 30."

In 1998, Renfro was charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana, but avoided jail time thanks to a plea deal. Three years later, he was arrested in Ft. Lauderdale and sentenced to two years' probation for allegedly trying to steal a 45-ft. yacht with a friend.

In May 2001 he was arrested again on a charge of underage drinking. The next year he was charged with driving without license and public intoxication. Because the later charges violated the terms of his probation, Renfro was ordered into an alcohol rehab center.


Brad Renfro isn't such an "Apt Pupil" after all.

The 23-year-old actor was sentenced to 10 days in jail on Wednesday, March 8 when he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, and thus violating his probation. He was immediately taken into custody and sent to prison.

Renfro already has two prior DUIs. For the plea agreement for this current one, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Court judge ordered the 10-day jail sentence, that the actor attend an alcohol program as well as a "hospital and morgue" program, reports

The last can either serve as a condition of probation or as an alternative sentence. In the program, the offender observes an evening in the emergency room of a local trauma hospital and then visits the Department of Coroner to witness an autopsy procedure (usually a substance abuse-related traffic fatality).

In return for pleading guilty to DUI, other charges, including driving with a suspended license, were dismissed.

Just two days earlier, on Monday, March 6, Renfro was in court on separate heroin charges, in which he was ordered to attend a rehab program. The sentence stems from a December arrest in which he admits to trying to buy heroin in a drug sting in downtown LA from undercover cops.

He has a history of run-ins with the law including: a 1998 arrest on cocaine and marijuana charges for which he struck a plea bargain, probation for attempted theft of a yacht in 2000, an arrest for underage drinking a year later and a 2002 bust for public intoxication and driving without a license.

Renfro first broke out in 1994's "The Client" and went on to lead roles in "Apt Pupil," "Bully" and "Telling Lies in America." He was most recently seen in a supporting part in "The Jacket."


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