WLOX reports that 3 Doors Down co-founder and former bassist, Todd Harrell, has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison following his June 2018 arrest for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The source noted that the bassist was given the maximum penalty after pleading guilty.
The report reads:
“Authorities responded to Harrell’s home after an alarm went off in June earlier this year. When they arrived, Harrell’s wife told deputies they had got into an argument that turned physical.
“While deputies were talking to the couple, they 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 Harrell is also being held on a probation violation out of Tennessee. That’s where Harrell was convicted in 2015 after a man died in a 2013 crash caused by Harrell, who 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, this time in D’Iberville, after officers said they found him slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle. That’s when his bandmates in 3 Doors Down decided to cut ties, kicking him out of the band.
“Harrell was sentenced to two years in prison for vehicular manslaughter and the drug charges related to that incident. With time off for good behavior, he served around one year behind bars and was ordered to six years of probation.”
Todd was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, all costs of court and $100 assessment to the crime victim’s compensation fund.
Harrell was a member of 3 Doors Down between the 1996 inception and 2013, performing on the group’s first five studio records. He is credited as the co-writer of many of the band’s tracks, including such staples as “Kryptonite,” “Here Without You,” “When I’m Gone,” and more.