News: DMX Reportedly Attacked Officer On Lockdown, Faces 8 Years Behind Bars

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 12:20PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Troubled rap star DMX has allegedly assaulted a corrections officer at Arizona's Tent City Jail which could cost him up to eight additional years behind bars.


The incident reportedly took place while he was in lock down.

DMX, also known as Earl Simmons, may be charged with felony aggravated assault. FOX 10 has learned that while in lock down, Simmons apparently assaulted a Sheriff's detention officer. If convicted of these new charges, his probation could be revoked and he could be sentenced to 8 years in prison. (Fox News)

X was placed in Arizona Tent City Jail's lock down after reportedly making verbal threats to corrections officers earlier this month.

He was moved from Tent City to a solitary cell, where he will spend 23 hours a day, following a verbal altercation with Maricopa County Sheriff's detention officers on Sunday (February 8). The rapper will likely remain for the next month, said Lt. Brian Lee, a sheriff's spokesman. DMX was serving his 90-day sentence with more than 2,000 other inmates in Tent City until Sunday, when he refused to report for his designated job in the jail. (AZ Central)

The rapper was originally required to serve 90 days in jail on Arizona drug and animal cruelty charges.

Commissioner Phemonia Miller sentenced the rapper, whose name is Earl Simmons to 90 days in jail on January 30 with no credit for time he has already served. (ABC News)

Former Ruff Ryder associates Jadakiss and Styles P recently spoke on his incarceration while attending the NBA All-Star weekend fesitivies in Arizona earlier this month.

"I might just stay here an extra day and go visit the dawg," Jada said in an interview referring to X. "Put some money on his books...I can visit him, man....That's my big homie right there." "You know I can't visit,"Styles joking said. "I love you dawg, but he know, I can't do it...Police in there and everybody, leave him alone. He's just a man at the end of the day like everybody else. If he's a rapper, that's just his job. Just treat him like every other man. It's all love." (101.5 Jamz)

There has been no word on any charges placed against X for his alleged assault.

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