Charlie Sheen's Jail Sentence 'Hits a Snag'

The actor's 30-day jail sentence is postponed, as the court works out the details of his plea deal

Charlie Sheen headed to court Monday ready to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge and begin his 30-day jail sentence, but things didn't go quite as he'd planned. The prosecutor in the case revealed that the proceedings had "hit a snag," and the Two and Half Men star's day of reckoning has been postponed.

"We need more time than is available for us to complete some of the finer points [of the plea deal]," prosecutor Arnold Mordkin announced in court.

"The prosecution discovered that Sheen does not qualify for work release because he is not a local resident. He does qualify for useful public service, which has stricter rules, which Sheen nixed," a source told of the actor, 44, who was expected to volunteer at a local theater as part of his deal.

Sheen's rep also confirmed that the deal was being reviewed again. "Everyone felt it was better to postpone until [the details] can be worked out," he said.

Sheen was arrested on Christmas for assaulting his wife, Brooke Mueller, and charged with felony menacing, misdemeanor third-degree assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief, which could have sent him to jail for three years.

A new court date was set for July 12.

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