‘Pawn Stars’ star Chumlee taking plea deal to avoid jail

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In this handout photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell is seen in a booking photo after his arrest for possession of a firearm and numerous narcotics including methamphetamine and marijuana during a sexual assault investigation raid at his home on March 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chumlee has not been charged in connection to the sexual assault investigation. (Photo by Austin Police Department via Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS  — A star of the reality show “Pawn Stars” is taking a plea deal that could spare him jail time in a case stemming from the discovery of gun, marijuana and other drugs at his Las Vegas home.

Austin Lee Russell, known as “Chumlee” on the TV series, told a judge Monday that he intends to plead guilty to a felony weapon charge and a misdemeanor count of attempted drug possession.

The agreement will get him counseling and three years’ probation.

Russell and his attorneys didn’t comment outside court. They’re due back June 1 to enter his pleas.

Russell was arrested March 9 after police found a small arsenal of weapons, a gallon plastic bag of pot, anxiety medication and a small amount of methamphetamine at his home.

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