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It sounds like Charlie Sheen's family may have known something like this could happen.
According to a source, family members didn't want the sitcom star to fly to Aspen to be with wife Brooke Mueller for Christmas.
"Things have been bad for a while," the source says. "They begged Charlie not to go."
And this may not have been their first blowup in the Colorado ski town...
The source says that Sheen and Mueller got into an argument there about a month ago around Thanksgiving time.
Mueller threatened to call the police, but she didn't, according to the source. Sheen apparently ended the night by checking into a hotel.
This time around, as we all know, Sheen ended up in jail. We're told that he was flown back to Los Angeles in a private plane. He's said to be lying low right now at his L.A.-area home.
Take a look at the couple during happier times in our Charlie Sheen & Brooke Mueller: Better Days photo gallery.