October 24, 2012 01:00 PM by Megan Wilson
If you haven’t heard yet, Flavor Flav was arrested last week in Las Vegas after supposedly assaulting his fiance and having an altercation with her son involving a knife. Flavor Flav is no stranger to the law, and the Flavor of Love star has decided to plead not guilty to the charges.
Reports are saying that that Flavor Flav allegedly pushed his girlfriend of eight years to the floor and wielded two knives as he chased and threatened the woman’s 17-year-old son during an argument Wednesday at their home in Las Vegas. That’s right-TWO knives.
Flavor Flav, who’s real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., didn’t appear in person during a hearing before Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa, instead choosing to send his lawyer, Tony Abbatangelo. Drayton is charged with felony assault and misdemeanor domestic battery. He could face up to six years in prison if convicted of the assault charge and six months in jail on the domestic battery charge.
his lawyer released a statement regarding the status of the relationship, saying, “They’ve been together a long time, and they want to work this out,” Abbatangelo said. “We want what’s best for the family.”
Elizabeth Trujillo, Flavor Flav’s fiance, told the responding officers that her earring was ripped out during the incident which she said stemmed from an argument over infidelity. The teen wasn’t injured, thankfully.
Trujillo told the police her son intervened after Drayton grabbed her and twice threw her to the ground. Way to go, kid!
The teen wrestled with Flavor Flav before Flav grabbed two large knives from the kitchen and chased him through the living room to an upstairs bedroom. Flavor Flav is then accused of kicking in the door and threatening the teen while still holding both knives.
Flavor Flav told the arresting officer he scuffled with Trujillo and her son but denied chasing or threatening the teen with knives.
Flavor Flav has an evidence hearing scheduled for Nov 20th. And we all know this is another notch on his legal run in belt. He’s been the subject of many arrests and legal proceedings from the 1990′s until today.
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