Monday, October 17, 2011
Tomko still in jail after drug related arrest
In an update on Travis Tomko's arrest last week, we can report that as of today he is still in jail at the "advice of his lawyers".
We're also told that Tomko has reached out to WWE and will be taking them up on their rehab offer. A source close to the situation tells us, "His lawyer has asked him not to speak about the allegations, however, he is reaching out to WWE to get into treatment".
Tomko was arrested last Monday in St. Augustine, Florida on a felony robbery charge.
At approximately 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tomko entered the CVS Pharmacy at 175 Florida 312 and demanded a pharmacist give him all the 15 mg and 30 mg oxycodone in the safe. The pharmacist told detectives Tomko held his hand under his shirt as if he was pointing something.
He had been in the store two days earlier to ask for the same painkiller, saying he lost his prescription. The pharmacist felt threatened Monday and gave Tomko three bottles with 210 pills.
At approximately 10:00 p.m., deputies were called to a Chili's restaurant at 215 Florida 312 about a person possibly using narcotics in the bathroom. He was arrested after he was found in a handicap stall. A syringe was found in a wastebasket in the bathroom.
Two of the bottles were found at a nearby Carrabba's restaurant, where a man meeting Tomko's description had spent an hour in the bathroom.
The former WWE Superstar was taken to a nearby hospital and subequently transported to a nearby jail, where he was booked for robbery. His bond was set at $7,500 and as noted - he's still incarcerated.
More as we get it.