Fan Nabs First Photo of Cannibal Corpse Guitarist Pat O’Brien Since His Arrest
An Instagram user known as “apatmann” has shared the first photo of Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien since his arrest in December of 2018.
The photo appears to have been taken in Independence, KY, not far from where O’Brien grew up.
O’Brien, 54, was arrested and charged with burglary and aggravated assault over a year ago.
Authorities were reportedly called to O’Brien’s home in Northdale, FL when it “caught fire with exploding ammunition inside.” While firefighters struggled to put out the fire despite the exploding ammunition, O’Brien had allegedly entered another person’s home nearby where he reportedly pushed a woman down and then hid in the backyard. Authorities were eventually able to subdue O’Brien with a taser after he came at them with a knife. Over 80 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition were found in his home, including what were described as “military-style flamethrowers.”
O’Brien appeared in court in an anti-suicide vest and shackles. The judge set his bond at $50,000, pending the results of a drug test, and O’Brien was eventually released. Although the band recruited their frequent producer, Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, ex-Morbid Angel), to fill in for O’Brien on live dates, both a statement from the band and a subsequent interview with vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher made it clear he would be welcomed back when the time was right.