Judge Simpson Throws Out Weapons Charge For Busta Rhymes Assault Case
On yesterday, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Shawndya Simpson ruled that prosecutors could not charge Busta Rhymes (Trevor Smith) with possession of a weapon, after a machete was found in his SUV following an arrest on an assault charge. The case began after the rapper was arrested back in 2007 on charges stemming from a man who reported that the rapper assaulted him and who was accused of spitting on Smith’s car. At the time of the arrest, police found a machete in the seat pocket of his SUV.
On last month the rapper denied a deal to spend time in the slammer for a year over assault charges and a DUI charge. If the rapper would have accepted the deal he would have had to attend an AAA treatment program and pay a fine of $1,500.
The court is expecting to see the rapper back again on December 11, 2007. Hopefully, the rapper will avoid trouble until then. Think not!