Journey drummer Deen Castronovo pleads guilty to domestic violence

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
This booking photo provided by the Marion County Sheriff's office taken in Salem, Ore. Sunday, June 14, 2015, shows Deen Castronovo, drummer for rock band Journey.

SALEM, Ore. -- The drummer for the rock band Journey has pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges.

A judge in Salem, Oregon, sentenced Deen Castronovo on Monday to four years on probation. Castronovo will be required to undergo counseling for domestic violence offenders and drug abuse.

The Marion County District Attorney's Office says Castronovo faces more than five years in prison if he violates the terms of his probation.

Castronovo was arrested June 14. Proescutors said he knowingly caused physical injury to a woman.

He was arrested again two weeks later and ordered to stay behind bars when prosecutors said he texted the woman 122 times and called her 35 times despite a no-contact order.

Castronovo has been with Journey since 1998, when he replaced Steve Smith.