Mitchel Musso Arrested in Texas for Public Intoxication and Alleged Chip Theft

Disney star faces legal woes amidst varied career highlights.

by Nouman Rasool
Mitchel Musso Arrested in Texas for Public Intoxication and Alleged Chip Theft
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Mitchel Musso, acclaimed for his role alongside Miley Cyrus in Disney's "Hannah Montana", has recently found himself on the wrong side of the law. At age 32, the star was arrested last Saturday in Rockwell, Texas, his hometown.

Sources such as TMZ shed light on the allegations, stating Musso faced charges of public intoxication and theft. Reports indicate that local police were alerted to a disturbance at a Rockwell motel. Allegedly, the actor, recognized for his part in "The Rise", exhibited unruly behavior and is said to have lifted a bag of chips from the establishment's market.

Mitchel Musso's Diverse Roles

The law subsequently released Musso on a $1,000 bond. While audiences chiefly recognize him as Oliver Oken from "Hannah Montana", his versatile career spans roles like the voice of Jeremy in "Phineas and Ferb" and King Brady in Disney XD's "Pair of Kings".

This recent incident marks Musso's first significant brush with the law since 2011. Over a decade ago, Burbank authorities apprehended him on DUI charges. Opting to plead 'no contest', the "Bachelor Lions" actor narrowly bypassed a six-month sentence.

Instead, he was handed a 36-month informal probation, mandatory attendance in alcohol education classes, and a fine. Musso is somewhat reticent on social media platforms. In a rare 2021 post, he juxtaposed contrasting snapshots of himself, stating, 'From a fragile 119 pounds to a robust 160 pounds today, I've rejuvenated mentally and physically.'

Interestingly, Miley Cyrus, Musso's former co-star, opened up about her therapeutic journey after enduring critiques as a young celebrity. Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, Cyrus emphasized, "The scrutiny faced during my youth was grossly inappropriate.

Only recently have I realized its profound impact. I advocate for therapy to confront such scars. I've found solace, but the truth remains—it shouldn't have transpired to begin with."