Consider This A Warning, Mr. Wood

Ronnie Wood was arrested earlier this month for suspicion of assault near his Southern England home located in Esher. Now the other shoe has dropped as police give the Rolling Stones member a formal warning.

Such a warning does not signify a conviction or an admittance of guilt. However, police will keep it in the record books for five years.

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Ronnie Wood and Ekaterina Ivanova arrive for the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland.

Although the Stones have been idle for the last couple of years, Wood has had his share of headlines.

He disappeared in July 2008 only to turn up with a Russian-born waitress – Ekaterina Ivanova – who was approximately 20 to 21 years old when she hooked up with the then 61-year-old rocker, Wood has undergone at least one stint in rehab since July 2008. Meanwhile, Ivanova has replaced Wood’s wife of 24 years – Jo Wood – as the woman in the guitarist’s life.

As to his marriage, Jo Wood filed for divorce on the grounds of adultery last year. The divorce was finalized only last month.

Although police officially warned Wood, not much is actually known about the incident that led to his arrest. The BBC reports a passerby called police as Wood and Ivanova were involved in a “violent argument.”

However, because of legal reasons, police have not released details of the call or the subsequent arrest.

Wood issued a statement through his spokesman saying, “I am greatly relieved that this matter is resolved and look forward to 2010 very positively.”

Click here to read the BBC News article.