Actor Shia LaBeouf to undergo counseling, pay fines after curse-filled arrest in Savannah

Actor Shia LaBeouf in court on Oct. 19, 2017. (Josie Gregory/WTGS)

After reaching a plea deal with prosecutors, actor Shia LaBeouf will have to pay fines, undergo anger management counseling, complete 100 hours of community service and be on probation for 12 months for his profanity-laden arrest back in July in Savannah.

According to court records, LaBeouf pleaded guilty to obstruction, nolo contendere (no contest) to disorderly conduct, and the public drunkenness charge was dropped.

As part of the deal, he will have to:

  • Undergo anger management counseling
  • Complete a drug and alcohol evaluation within 30 days of sentencing
  • Spend 12 months on probation
  • Complete a driver's safety course by January 17, 2018
  • Pay a total of $2,680 in fees, including a $1,000 fine for the obstruction charge and a $1,000 fine for the disorderly conduct charge
  • Complete 100 hours of community service
  • Write a letter of apology to the officers involved

The actor was arrested back on July 8 when police say he approached a bystander and a Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department officer near Ellis Square and asked for a cigarette.

Police say he was denied a cigarette, which led him to shout profanities and vulgar language in front of women and children.

Police say they attempted to arrest LaBeouf but the 31-year-old ran away into a nearby hotel lobby, where officers then put him in handcuffs.

Body cam footage was later released from the incident and LaBeouf can be seen protesting the arrest in the backseat of a police car, saying "I'm a f****** American. I pay my taxes, get these s**** off my f****** arms."

He also is seen telling an officer, "I got more millionaire lawyers than you know what to do with."

LaBeouf later apologized in a post on Twitter, saying he is "deeply ashamed" and certain his "actions warrant a sincere apology to the arresting officers."

LaBeouf went on to say that he has been "struggling with addiction publicly for far too long" and he is "actively taking steps toward securing [his] sobriety."

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