Generally, when you hear about musicians being caught by the fuzz, it’s for something like drugs (here’s looking at you, Fiona Apple,) or a particularly nasty bar fight (how have you been, Chris Brown?)
Unfortunately, Chris Selby, guitarist for Oblivion Myth, didn’t get that memo when he dangled a woman, now identified as Kelia Ramos, off a third-story balcony with a 45-foot drop. According to a Tennessee police officer, Selby was arguing with a woman earlier this week when the fight escalated, and the guitarist tried to push the woman off the balcony. A public statement was soon made by the band’s lead singer, Ray LeGrand, on his Facebook page:
“It is with absolute shock and disbelief that I find myself writing this statement. About 30 minutes ago my phone started ringing and numerous text messages came to me asking for comment on longtime Oblivion Myth guitarist Chris Selby. This was the first myself or any other member of the band were made aware of the situation. At this time, all we know is that Chris has been arrested on attempted murder in the first degree for “dangling a woman off a third story balcony” at Tulip Grove Apartments in Hermitage, TN.
My first concern is for this yet to be identified woman and the second is for our friend and band-mate, Chris Selby. Obviously this situation has implications for the band as well and we will deal with them in time. For now, I would ask that you honor our privacy as we are absolutely distraught over this information. We will likey post an update as we learn more, but honestly, our information is the same as everyone elses right now. Thank God that this situation did not end any worse than it already is. Please pray for all those involved.”
Details are still being released on this truly out-there story, and we will make sure to keep everyone informed. In the meantime, check out Selby’s gnarly mug shot…if it were our guess, we’re pretty sure the fight was about his hair.