Cannibal Corpse’s Patrick O’Brien released from jail
Cannibal Corpse guitarist Patrick O’Brien was released from jail on Friday (12/14) after making the bail of $50,000. As confirmed by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office records, O’Brien needed to pay a $30,000 surety bond for the charge of burglary of occupied dwelling with assault, and a $20,000 surety bond for the charge of aggravated assault on law enforcement officer.
O’Brien was first arrested after he allegedly forced himself into a home on Monday (12/10), pushed one of the occupants to the ground, and ran into the backyard. After deputies arrived on the scene, O’Brien reportedly ran towards one of the deputies with a knife in his hand.
As this was happening, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue were responding to a fire at O’Brien’s own home — located less than half a mile away — and military-style flamethrowers and ammunition were found inside his home. Cannibal Corpse drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz’s wife Deana Mazurkiewicz launched a crowfunding campaign to raise money to help with the damages from the fire because “Pat does not have insurance, and lost everything that he owns.” Deana urged that “people not jump to conclusions until the full details of what occurred come out.”
The campaign has currently raised almost $18,000 of its $60,000 goal. Fellow musicians such as Abysmal Dawn and Lord Ahriman of Dark Funeral have endorsed the campaign.