Things Just Aren’t Getting Better For DMX

noah | February 26, 2009 12:30 pm

DMX, who’s currently in the midst of a 90-day stay at an Arizona prison after pleading out on theft, animal cruelty, and drug possession charges, is now facing aggravated assault charges after allegedly throwing a tray of food at a corrections officer who reprimanded him for taking food that wasn’t his. DMX (real name Earl Simmons) was already in hot water at the jail for not reporting for a work assignment and not responding to a call for medications earlier this month; he’d been placed in lockdown and on a Nutraloaf-and-water diet for violating those rules. The Republic has helpfully provided a timeline of X’s legal troubles since August 2007, when his house was raided by police, who found malnourished dogs, drugs, and weapons:

• The rapper was cited in May for going 114 mph on the Loop 101.

• In late June, Simmons was arrested in Miami on suspicion of attempting to purchase cocaine and marijuana from an undercover officer.

• In July, he was accused of theft of services and identity theft for trying to avoid paying $7,500 in medical bills from Scottsdale’s Mayo Clinic in April.

• Also in July, Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Simmons at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court.

• In August, Simmons was arrested in Miami for failing to attend a Phoenix court hearing. He was extradited to Phoenix in September and paid a $25,000 bond for his release.

• In December, FBI agents arrested Simmons at the Florida mansion of music producer Scott Storch on a warrant out of Phoenix after the rapper again failed to appear in court.

According to MTV, DMX may have added eight years to his time in prison.

DMX rebooked in Tent City after dispute with officer [Arizona Republic]Jailed rapper DMX rebooked on assault charges [AP]

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