Russell Brand turns himself in to police

2012-03-16 12:58

New Orleans - Actor Russell Brand turned himself in late on Thursday to New Orleans police after an arrest warrant was issued for him on a charge of simple criminal damage to property valued at $700, authorities said.

Brand posted bond and was released from jail on Thursday, said police spokesperson Frank Robertson. Bond had been set at $5 000, he said.

Police issued the warrant earlier on Thursday for Brand, who is in New Orleans to film an untitled movie.

Police spokesperson Remi Braden on Thursday could not immediately release details of what happened on Monday. Celebrity website TMZ said the charges stem from a confrontation with a photographer who was trying to take Brand's photo from a car.

Steve Jobs

In a Twitter posting on Wednesday, Brand wrote, "Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iphone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory."

Neither Brand nor his publicist could immediately be reached for comment.

Brand's film credits include Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek. A judge recently granted him a divorce from singer Katy Perry.

Mandate Pictures, which is producing the untitled comedy in New Orleans, said it is being directed by Young Adult and Juno writer Diablo Cody.

The film also stars two-time Dancing With the Stars champ Julianne Hough, Octavia Spencer, who recently won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in the movie The Help, as well as Nick Offerman and Holly Hunter.