A man who was accused of abusing a dog leading a life as a “maniacal” drug dealer has been arrested and faces a murder charge in Florida.
Randy Scott, 39, was arrested Sunday in Jacksonville after a complaint was made by the woman who claimed Scott molested her.
Scott’s arrest comes as a man in New York City faces charges of murder, rape, robbery, and other crimes, and a man from Oklahoma City faces two counts of rape and three counts of aggravated battery.
In all, 19 people have been arrested in connection with the investigation into Scott, a former member of the New York rock band Led Zeppelin.
In a video posted to YouTube Sunday, Scott is seen talking about his past, telling a reporter that he is not a “drug addict,” and that he doesn’t have a criminal record.
“I’m a human being,” Scott said.
“I don’t have no criminal record.”
In the video, Scott says he is the “lead singer” of a group called The Zeppelin, which was formed in 1982.
Scott said in an interview with NBC News that the group had been playing in Florida since 2005 and that they were still touring.
“The band’s been around since 2005,” Scott told the network.
“And we had no idea until this morning that we were going to be arrested.
And that’s just the truth.”
The Zeppelin’s drummer, George Harrison, also appeared in the video to say that the band had been around for decades.
In the interview, Scott was asked why he wanted to make money and said he didn’t want to stop.
“People can come up to me and say, ‘Why are you in a wheelchair?’
That’s not going to help,” he said.”
When people come up and tell me, ‘You can’t play guitar because you’re a cripple,’ I’ll tell them, ‘That’s just how my life was before I started playing guitar.'”
Scott, who is now in his 60s, has no criminal history.
He is scheduled to appear in court Monday in Orange County, Fla., and was ordered held without bail.
The Zeppos released a statement Sunday saying, “Randy is a man of integrity who has always been respectful to all people, and has always respected the rights of others.
We are disappointed that the charges have been filed against him.”
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