VIA| Reality star Rick Harrison says he’ll be there for Austin “Chumlee” Russell, his “Pawn Stars” co-star who was arrested Wednesday on felony weapon and drug charges.
“We don’t have details yet, but we are here to help Chumlee any way we can,” Harrison told FOX411 via email.
A rep for the History Channel told FOX411 the network isn’t commenting at this time.
Russell has appeared on the network since the popular show’s debut in 2009. He is depicted on the series as the long-time best friend of Harrison’s son, Corey.
Russell, 33, was taken into custody when officers serving a search warrant in a sexual assault investigation found methamphetamine, marijuana and at least one gun at his southwest Las Vegas home, police said in a statement.
He was released on bond, the Clark County District Attorney’s Office told FOX411, and he has a court date set for Friday morning.
Russell wasn’t booked on sex-crime charges, but Officer Larry Hadfield, a department spokesman, said that part of the investigation stemmed from a recent complaint by a woman, and it is continuing.
The reality star was held and charged with 19 counts of drug-possession and one weapon charge, according to Clark County Detention Center records. His bail was set at $62,000.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Russell had a lawyer.