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Former MTV Star Bam Margera Surrenders To Police, Says Brother Lied To Try To Get Him Committed

Avondale, PA – Former MTV star Brandon “Bam” Margera turned himself in to police on Thursday, days after a warrant was issued for his arrest amid allegations he assaulted his brother and made terroristic threats.

Bam Margera, 43, showed up at the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) station in Avondale on April 27 and surrendered, NBC News reported.

His unsecured bail was set at $50,000 during a preliminary arraignment hearing.

He is due back in court on May 25, NBC News reported.

“I just got out of the courthouse with my lawyers,” Bam Margera said in a statement after his surrender on Thursday, according to WGAL. “Everything went great and the false accusations of what my brother says are not true and he will be sued for defamation as well as being evicted from castle bam sooner than later.”

Bam Margera said his brother is trying to “302” him, which refers to having him involuntarily committed to a community hospital or psychiatric unit, WGAL reported.

“The reason this happened is because I read his phone saying he wants me back in California and he wants to find a way to 302 me,” Bam Margera said. “F–k him.”

The investigation into the allegations against Bam Margera began at approximately 11 a.m. on April 23, when the PSP responded to a home in the 400-block of Hickory Hill Road in Pocopson Township for a report of a domestic disturbance, state police said in a press release on April 24.

They arrived at the scene to discover the suspect had fled off into the woods after allegedly getting into “a physical confrontation” with another individual at the home, the PSP said.

According to the police report, the victim was Bam Margera’s brother, Jesse Margera, TMZ reported.

Jesse Margera allegedly told investigators his brother began banging on his bedroom door at about 8 a.m. on April 23, then left behind a threatening note.

“If you even f—king think of calling the police on me I will officially f—k you up,” it read, according to TMZ.

Investigators said Jesse Margera told them he went down to the kitchen and found his brother urinating into the sink.

The two men proceeded to get into a physical altercation, during which Bam Margera allegedly punched Jesse Margera repeatedly in his head, TMZ reported.

Jesse Margera said his brother then threatened to kill him and everyone else in the house, according to police.

“I’ll kill you,” he said, according to Jesse Margera. “I’ll put a bullet in your head.”

Jesse Margera said two women and the Margeras’ father, Phil, were inside the house when the threats were made, TMZ reported.

Bam Margera then allegedly took off from the house and ran into the woods.

The PSP later confirmed a warrant was issued for Bam Margera’s arrest as a result of the alleged assault.

The warrant included four counts of terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, harassment while subjecting another to physical contact, and simple assault, TMZ reported.

Bam Margera starred in MTV’s “Jack-ss,” “Bam’s Unholy Union,” and “Viva La Bam,” KUSA reported.

He has struggled with substance abuse and addiction issues for many years, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The former MTV star was arrested twice in March – once for suspicion of domestic violence and once for public intoxication, according to the news outlet.

His former “Jack-ss” costars fired him from their latest movie, “Jack-ss Forever,” which resulted in him suing them in August of 2021, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Bam Margera reached a private settlement with Johnny Knoxville and the rest of the “Jack-ass” team and ultimately dropped the lawsuit in 2022.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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