October 18, 2012 04:10 AM by Megan Wilson
Flavor Flav, the Public Enemy frontman and star of Flavor Of Love has been arrested tonight in Las Vegas. The timepiece-necklace wearing star was jammed up this morning for assault with a deadly weapon and domestic battery after threatening his fiance’s son with a knife following an altercation. What’s up with that?
While reports are still flooding in, it seems that in the wee hours of Wendesday morning Flavor – whose real name William Drayton Jr. – got involved in a physical argument with his partner, Liz, who then called 911 after her son stepped in. A police statement said: ”The caller advised she had been involved in a physical altercation with her fiance, who was identified as William Drayton.”
The rapper was removed from the house, which we presume to be his, located in a residential area several miles southwest of the Las Vegas Strip. After being removed from the home he was placed directly into police custody at around 3am. Patrol officers did not say that anyone was injured, which is a relief. We all know how crazy Flavor Flav can get!
Flavor Flav faces a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon, which carries a possible penalty of up to six years in prison and a misdemeanor battery-domestic violence charge that may land him six months in county jail, according to jail records.
Flavor is now being held on $23,000 bail at Clark County jail, with his first court appearance scheduled for tomorrow. It is not clear at this point if he has retained a lawyer.
Flavor Flav is no stranger to the wrong side of the law. Earlier this year he faced the possibility of jail time in New York state over accusations he failed to pay child support to the mother of three of his seven children, but the case was resolved, according to media reports.
We hope that everyone involved is safe, and that this is over quickly! Hopefully Flavor Flav’s fiance and son are in a safe place, and that this is a reality check for Flav. Domestic violence is NOT the way to go.
What do you think about the arrest? Did you see this coming? What will become of our clock-wearing Flavor Flav?