Jailed rapper DMX rebooked on assault charges
Thursday, February 26, 2009; 12:40 AM
PHOENIX -- Jailed rapper DMX now is facing additional charges after he allegedly threw a tray of food at a Maricopa County detention officer.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was booked on aggravated assault charges Wednesday, according to County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The 38-year-old rapper already is serving a 90-day jail sentence after pleading guilty to felony charges of theft, drug possession and a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty on Dec. 30.
Arpaio says Simmons became upset Sunday after being told he could not have a meal he took from a serving tray. Arpaio says Simmons then threw the tray and its contents at an officer, who wasn't injured.
Simmons has been on a bread and water diet as punishment for an earlier jail violation.
A message left with Simmons' attorney was not immediately returned.