Rapper DMX headed for jail on drug, cruelty charge

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Postby TheRedQueen » January 1st, 2009, 11:44 am

http://www.comcast.net/articles/music/2 ... NT-US-DMX/

90 days seems to be a slap on the wrist...I hope he gets more than that! >(


Rapper DMX headed for jail on drug, cruelty charge
Tue Dec 30, 5:14 PM EST

PHOENIX — Embattled rapper DMX faces at least 90 days in jail after pleading guilty on Tuesday to drug, theft and animal cruelty charges, Arizona prosecutors said.

The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, pleaded to three felony charges and one misdemeanor count in Maricopa County Superior Court under a deal to settle three criminal cases against him. He also agreed not to own any animals or posses firearms.

Simmons, 38, is scheduled to be sentenced on January 30. He remains in custody.

"I am pleased that this defendant will be held accountable for both his drug and animal cruelty offenses," said County Attorney Andrew Thomas, in a statement.

Simmons attorney Charles Kozelka could not immediately be reached for comment.

The rapper turned actor has been battling legal woes during the past year in Arizona, where he maintains a home near Phoenix.

In May, he was arrested on drug and animal cruelty charges after sheriff's deputies raided his home. Authorities found dog carcasses and malnourished pit bulls at the residence.

He also was charged with assuming someone's identity and providing false information during a trip to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., in an alleged attempt to avoid paying the bill.

Simmons has missed several court appearances, causing a county court commissioner to issue bench warrants for his arrest. The latest warrant came earlier this month.

(Reporting by David Schwartz)
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Postby hugapitbull » January 1st, 2009, 12:56 pm

I'm thinking that 90 days is not nearly enough for the combination of charges. I'd starve him just on the animal cruelty charges and I'm not sure 90 days will do it.
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Postby demolitionic » January 2nd, 2009, 1:15 am

Isn't he in the jurisdiction of Joe Arpaio? (I think that's his name.)
Time to nut up or shut up.
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Postby hugapitbull » January 2nd, 2009, 7:39 am

demolitionic wrote:Isn't he in the jurisdiction of Joe Arpaio? (I think that's his name.)


Well 90 days of Joe's justice may be a 'sweet' revenge. :wink:
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Postby demolitionic » January 4th, 2009, 10:33 pm

Good. The rat bastard needs some serious Joe-time.
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Postby LMM » January 5th, 2009, 2:33 pm

One can only hope he'll be under Sheriff Joe's authority. smurfing rotten shitface.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 5th, 2009, 3:05 pm

I think he'll look pretty in pink.
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