Flavor Flav Arrested for Assault with Deadly Weapon

Entertainer Flavor Flav was jailed in Las Vegas today on felony assault and misdemeanor domestic battery charges after police said he argued with his fiancée and threatened to attack her teenage son with a knife.

Officer Bill Cassell said no one was injured in the scuffle about 3:30 a.m. today at a home in a residential neighborhood several miles southwest of the Las Vegas Strip.

The 53-year-old former rapper and reality TV star’s legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr. He’s being held on $23,000 bail at the Clark County jail, with an initial court appearance scheduled Thursday. It’s not clear whether he has a lawyer.


Drayton was part of the 1980s and ’90s rap group Public Enemy. His public persona includes wearing a big clock on his chest.

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