Warrant Issued For DMX’s Arrest, Attorney Says ‘He’s In Rehab’
A warrant was issued for the arrest of rapper DMX born Earl Simmons, 37, turning 38 December 18th, after skipping a mandatory court date in Arizona on charges stemming from a drug and animal-cruelty case. Due to the rapper not showing up for court, Judge Michael Kemp has raised the rapper’s bond to $120,000 cash which must be paid in full according to a Maricopa County Superior Court spokesperson.
Although DMX’s attorney Charles Kozelka which was appointed by the court tried to explain to Judge Michael Kemp that his client has been having problems and has been going in and out of rehab, the Judge would not accept any excuses and has given the rapper a number of chances which allowed DMX to only pay 10% of recent bonds, $10,000 and $25,000.
Attorney Kozelka told Judge Kemp that DMX is currently in an undisclosed rehab facility.
DMX faces a series of charges which include 11 counts of drug possession and drug-paraphernalia possession, allegedly giving false information at a hospital and seven counts of animal cruelty.
DMX has been issued three fugitive warrants in 2008 for arrests in Arizona.