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Actor Edward Furlong Sent to Jail While Appearing in Court

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Edward Furlong's mugshot (Photo courtesy LASD)
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Actor Edward Furlong was in court today to face allegations he violated a restraining order taken out by his ex-wife, but the judge wasn't going to let the "Terminator 2" star back out on the streets--so Furlong was sent right to jail.TMZ reports that the "judge flipped out on" Furlong during proceedings, and remanded him into custody, adding:

Before Furlong was taken away, the judge angrily accused him of not taking the stay-away order seriously ... and told him he belongs in a lockdown treatment facility for substance abuse.

Furlong was arrested in January in West Hollywood after authorities were called out to handle an early-morning domestic dispute between the actor and his girlfriend, actress Monica Keena. He pleaded not guilty, but was remanded to jail, where he remained for ten days.

Today's hearing was at the request of Furlough's ex-wife Rachael Kneeland, who was asking the court to grant an extension of a restraining order against her estranged husband, according to City News Service. Kneeland claims Furlong pushed and shoved her. In 2011, Furlong was also sent to jail from court when he appeared to discuss a restraining order taken out against him by Kneeland, with whom he has a son.

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He is expected to remain jailed until his formal probation violation hearing on March 4.