Flavor Flav arrested in Las Vegas domestic case

Associated Press Modified: October 17, 2012 at 7:16 pm •  Published: October 17, 2012
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Flavor Flav threw his fiancee to the floor twice and grabbed two knives as he chased and threatened to kill her 17-year-old son during an argument Wednesday at their home in Las Vegas, a police report states.

The former rapper, hip-hop and reality TV star, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., cut his finger with one of the knives before police arrived and arrested him about 3:30 a.m., according to the report.

Drayton, 53, was being held on $23,000 bail at the Clark County jail pending an initial court appearance Thursday on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor count of battery-domestic violence. He could face up to six years in prison on the assault charge if convicted.

His girlfriend of eight years, Elizabeth Trujillo, 39, told police her earring was ripped out during the fracas, which she said stemmed from an argument over infidelity. Police did not report that she sought medical treatment. The teen wasn't injured.

Attempts to reach Trujullo by telephone were not immediately successful.

Trujillo told police her son intervened after Drayton grabbed her and threw her to the ground. The teen wrestled with Drayton before Drayton grabbed two large knives and chased him through the living room, according to the police report. The report listed the teen as 6 feet tall and 175 pounds, and Drayton at 5-foot-6 and 131 pounds.



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