Former Kiss Guitarist Arrested For Domestic Violence

Vinnie Vincent also being investigated for keeping dead dogs in containers at his house

May 24, 2011 11:30 AM ET
Former Kiss Guitarist Arrested For Domestic Violence
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Former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent was arrested on Saturday in Tennessee for allegedly assaulting his wife and keeping the corpses of four dogs in sealed containers at his home.

Authorities investigated Vincent's home after his wife, Diane Cusano, showed up at a Rutherford County Sheriff's office reeking of booze and covered in blood. According to Cusano, the guitarist had smacked her in the face, pulled her hair, threw her to the ground and dragged her through a pile of broken glass. Upon investigating the house, deputies found the dead dogs, which Cusano says were killed by Vincent's other, more aggressive dogs.

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Cusano was treated for her injuries and Rutherford Animal Welfare officers were called in to investigate. Vincent was released on $10,000 bail and charged with one count of aggravated assault.

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