Flavor Flav aims for sobriety, battery case closed

LAS VEGAS – Attorneys for entertainer Flavor Flav said Wednesday he’s working to stay sober adhering to dismissal of a misdemeanor domestic battery charge stemming from a scuffle with his girlfriend at property in suburban Las Vegas.

The 62-12 months-aged former rapper, hip-hop and reality Television star, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., pleaded no contest in Henderson Municipal Court to a misdemeanor nonviolent coercion cost, admitted he took a cellphone, and compensated $640 in fines, a court docket formal and his defense attorneys reported.

“Mr. Drayton and his relatives are grateful to carry an amicable near to this matter and take pleasure in everyone’s support as he continues his a person-12 months journey of sobriety,” defense attorneys David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld stated in a assertion.

Drayton was arrested late Oct. 4 at residence in Henderson. He was freed from jail the next day on $3,000 bond.

The alleged target was recognized as a lady with whom he has a relationship relationship and a insignificant baby in widespread. Her name was redacted in courtroom and police documents.


Taste Flav is recognized for putting on a massive clock on a chain all over his neck. He was inducted with the group Community Enemy into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. General public Enemy began in the New York area in 1986.

The previous rapper has a criminal record like arrests and convictions on site visitors infractions, a thirty day period in jail more than assaulting his then-girlfriend in 1991, and three months powering bars for capturing at a neighbor in New York in 1993.

He was arrested in Oct 2012 in Las Vegas after he was accused of wielding knives and threatening his then-fiancee’s 17-year-outdated son at their residence.

That felony circumstance was closed soon after he pleaded guilty in 2014 to decreased rates of misdemeanor attempted battery, served probation and concluded a domestic violence counseling training course.

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