Friday, May 29th16.5°C
25412
25546

Prosecutors in Las Vegas awaiting Flavor Flav felony trial in April watching new case in NY

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A prosecutor handling a felony assault case in Las Vegas against entertainer Flavor Flav said Friday he's watching legal developments in New York after the former rap star was ticketed for speeding and driving without a license on Long Island.

Chief Deputy Clark County District Attorney Richard Scow said he didn't immediately plan to ask a judge to jail the 54-year-old former reality TV star following his most recent run-in with the law.

Flavour Flav, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., was stopped Thursday after he was clocked driving 79 mph in a 55 mph zone, New York state police said. Drayton was reported to have been on the way to his mother's funeral. He is due in court Jan. 28.

Drayton's lawyer in Las Vegas, Kristina Wildeveld, said she didn't think the New York case should affect his Nevada case.

Drayton has pleaded not guilty and is free on bond pending trial April 28 in Nevada state court on charges of felony assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment with a weapon. Those charges could get him up to 12 years in prison.

He is accused of threatening his longtime girlfriend's then-17-year-old son with a butcher knife during a family argument.

Terms of his release from jail included a requirement to stay out of trouble.

Wildeveld and Scow have said they are discussing a plea agreement that would avoid trial.

Flavour Flav was inducted last year with the rap group Public Enemy into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His public persona includes wearing a big clock on his chest.

___

Find Ken Ritter on Twitter: http://twitter.com/krttr

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News

25185


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX15014.09-92.89
S&P CDNX692.45+0.29
DJIA18010.68-115.44
Nasdaq5070.03-27.95
S&P 5002107.39-13.40
CDN Dollar0.8029-0.0017
Gold1204.30+1.50
Oil60.86+2.49
Lumber273.40+0.90
Natural Gas2.83+0.01

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.14+0.01
Knighthawk0.010.00
QHR Technologies Inc1.46-0.02
Cantex0.03+0.00
Anavex Life Sciences0.40+0.00
Metalex Ventures0.07-0.01
Russel Metals25.07-0.13
Copper Mountain Mining1.27-0.03
Colorado Resources0.10+0.00
ReliaBrand Inc0.022+0.009
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.04+0.01
Mission Ready Services0.16+0.01
Decisive Dividend Corporation2.28+0.18

 



26341

FEATURED Property
21947465032 Princeton Avenue
2 bedrooms 1 baths
$366,888
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Yard sale pricing

Photo: Thinkstock.comI have deliberately abridged this household tips article to illustrate pricing strategies. "Tips For Pricing Yard Sale Items” was written by Lynnette Walczak, and publi...


What's a robo-advisor?

Photo: ContributedIt can only be attributable to human error. -Hal, 2001: A Space Odyssey For most of us who are within thinking distance of retirement, the term “robo” conjures up image...


Cash stressed seniors

Photo: Thinkstock.comFor many Canadian homeowners, their house represents the biggest portion of their net worth. Now, increasing numbers of seniors are starting to recognize the hidden value of their...

_





25991


Member of BC Press Council


25771