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'Master of Disaster' Pleads Not Guilty to Assault

Duane Thomas Peters,a professional skateboarder and punk rock singer, is charged with attacking his girlfriend in Long Beach.

Duane Thomas Peters, 52, is charged with one felony count of willful infliction of corporal injury. Patch file photo.
Duane Thomas Peters, 52, is charged with one felony count of willful infliction of corporal injury. Patch file photo.

A professional skateboarder and punk rock singer nicknamed “The Master of Disaster” pleaded not guilty today to assaulting his girlfriend at their Long Beach home.

Duane Thomas Peters, 52, is charged with one felony count of willful infliction of corporal injury, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Neighbors intervened after hearing a commotion shortly before midnight on Feb. 7 and restrained Peters until police arrived. The woman suffered some unspecified injuries, according to the D.A.'s Office.

If convicted as charged, Peters, who is free on bail, could face up to four years in state prison, according to prosecutors.

Peters is due back in court on April 9, when a date is expected to be set for a hearing to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to order him to stand trial.

Along with his skateboarding career, in which he's known as a pioneer, Peters was the lead singer of the band U.S. Bombs, formed in 1993. In 2000, he formed a new band, Duane Peters and the Hunns, later changed to Die Hunns.

--City News Service

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