Former 3 Doors Down Bassist Robert Todd Harrell Sentenced to 10 Years
Judge Robert Kerbs sentenced Harrell to serve the maximum penalty in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. This comes after he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The charges stem from an incident in June when authorities responded to Harrell’s home after an alarm went off. When they arrived, Harrell’s wife told them an argument had turned physical. While talking to the couple, they then noticed guns and drugs in the home. The sheriff’s department got a search warrant and Harrell was taken into custody.
Sheriff Mike Ezell said Harell is also being held on a probation violation from Tennessee. That’s where Harell was convicted after a man died in a 2013 car crash he caused. Harrell was found to have alprazolam and oxycodone in his system at the time of the accident.
While out on bond for those charges in 2014, Harrell got another DUI, after officers said they found him slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle. That’s when he was kicked out of 3 Doors Down.
Harrel was sentenced to two years in prison for vehicular manslaughter and drug charges related to those incidents. He served around one year in jail with time off for good behavior and was then ordered to six years of probation.
Harrell was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, all costs of court, and a $100 assessment to the crime victim’s compensation fund.
3 Doors Down formed in 1996 in Jackson County, Mississippi. After releasing their single “Kryptonite” they rose to fame. Their debut album, The Better Life, would go platinum six times. They would continue to put out six more albums after that.