Charlie Sheen pleads guilty in assault case

August 2, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Actor Charlie Sheen appeared in court Monday and pleaded guilty to an assault charge stemming from a Christmas Day dispute with his wife.One of Sheen's attorneys said that the actor agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor assault in exchange for prosecutors dropping more serious charges.

The agreement requires Sheen to serve 30 days in jail. He was previously scheduled to plead guilty at a hearing in June, but that fell through after a disagreement over terms of a proposed work release program.

Sheen is charged with felony menacing, criminal mischief and assault against his wife, Brooke Mueller Sheen.

Sheen was sentenced to 30 days in a California rehabiliatation center, 30 days of probation and 36 hours of anger management.

AP contributed to this report.