Joseph Magoveny-Morbidelli, singer of the New Haven, CT band Dead By Wednesday, has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a pharmacy and stealing drugs.
From WTNH News 8:
“Later this morning, an officer saw a suspicious person walking on Skiff Street Extension, near the Shepard Glen School. Police determined that this person was in possession of a large quantity of pills, cough syrups, and medical supplies. Police moved in, and arrested the suspect.”
Joseph Magoveny-Morbidelli has been booked on a litany of charges, including, “possession of narcotics and illegal possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school.”
The band issued a statement on their Facebook in response:
“They say honesty is the best policy so we feel as a band that we need to be honest to all our fans and friends who have supported us through all our up’s & downs. We are saddened to say that after many years of being family, band mates & friends, we as a band collectively, are forced out of love and care to turn our backs and part ways with our singer and brother Joe Morbidelli. He unfortunately needs to fix himself before he can take over the world with or with out us as a singer. His position may or may not be here for him if he were to completely stop his drug use and drinking, get some legitimate help and prove to us that he is clean & sober but he has become to much of a liability for us to continue working with him on a professional level. We can not have someone in our camp that we can not trust. No matter what happens, we wish him the best in all sincerity and we hope he can find some peace and become healthy again. We are deeply sorry to all the fans that also love Joe as our frontman but please try and understand the position and circumstances that we have in front of us and have been forced and placed unwillingly on us and out of our control. This band keeps growing, changing and evolving, so please stick with us for the next chapter of DBW as we move forward once again. We are already in the audition stages and we will have someone ready by our awesome Thanksgiving Eve show! Stay positive as we need everyone’s support with this descison. Thank you so much!”
Dead By Wednesday released three albums since 2005, their latest, The Last Parade, in 2011. They even put out a cover of the “Peaches,” by the Presidents of the United States of America, and played the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest in 2013.