REPORT: Complaint filed, Lamb of God singer remains jailed

Posted at 8:59 AM, Jul 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-09 09:06:20-04

PRAGUE, Czach Republic (WTVR) – Lamb of God lead singer Randy Blythe remains jailed in the Czech Republic, according Czech news reports.

“The prosecutor filed a complaint against the singer’s release from custody,” spokesman for the Prosecutor’s Office Zenklova Stepanek told It appeared Blythe’s bail would be discussed in court on Monday.

Blythe was detained in Prague on June 27 when the four-time Grammy nominated, and Richmond-based, band arrived there for a show, according to Czech news reports.

Two years prior at a concert in Prague a fan who jumped onstage several times was fatally injured after Blythe reportedly pushed him offstage.

Reports out of Prague are that the prosecutor in the case actually has the power to approve or deny accepting the bail, despite the fact that Blythe paid the money—about $200,000 U.S. dollars—almost one week ago, on Monday, July 2.

A petition has been filed asking the State Department to intervene on Blythe’s behalf.  So far, it’s been signed by over 2,000 people.[Click here to sign the petition]

On Twitter, a hashtag is used to catalog the international tweets for Blythe’s release, it is #freeRandyBlythe. There’s a Free Randy Blythe Facebook site and a “Free Randy” t-shirt being marketed.

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