DMX failed to appear in courtJuly 3rd, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Rap star DMX was arrested for failing to appear in court.
A Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said DMX, 37, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was taken into custody after getting off an airplane from Florida. He was arrested twice in that state, once for driving without a license and again in a drug bust.
The warrants are from past cases from his arrests for marijuana possession and unauthorized driving of an all terrain vehicle (ATV), Douglas said.
He gave himself up without incident on Wednesday at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, as he stepped off a plane after arriving from Florida, Douglas said.
In Phoenix, sheriffs arrested DMX for failure to appear in court, failure to pay fines and driving without a license, said Capt.DMX was arrested in Arizona in May under the suspicion of drug possession and animal cruelty. DMX was pleaded guilty in New Jersey for the charges of animal cruelty in 2007.
DMX’s management company could not be reached for comment, and his attorney was not immediately available.As part of his sentence he was required to make a public service announcement against animal abuse.
He is best known as a rapper, DMX also has acted in several movies including “Romeo Must Die” and “Exit Wounds.”