News: Update: Rev Run's Son Released From Jail, Vanessa Simmons Reacts To Arrest

Sunday, May 10, 2009 9:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Reverend Run's son, Joseph "Jojo" Simmons, was released Saturday (May 9) after being arrested a day prior on multiple drug charges when caught in New York City purchasing marijuana.


Less than 24 hours of his arrest, the rapper was freed from authorities.

The son of Run-DMC founding member Joseph Simmons "walked this way" - directly out of a Manhattan courtroom. Jojo Simmons, 19, was released on his own recognizance after being charged with two counts of possession of marijuana and a count of resisting arrest, officials said. Police had initially slapped Simmons with attempted reckless endangerment, a felony charge, but a Manhattan judge Saturday gave the aspiring rapper a lighter rap. (New York Daily News)

His sister, Vanessa Simmons, expressed her feelings via Twitter.

"As Humans we all make mistakes," she wrote unmodified. "They make up your life lessons and experiences...Jojo is ok, he just made a oops...I'll update more on my thoughts later on my Global Grind blog." (Vanessa Simmon's Twitter)

The incident reportedly took place Friday (May 8) evening.

Jojo got caught buying marijuana from a drug dealer in Washington Heights and made things worse by getting rough with the officers, police said. They said Jojo was behind the wheel of his BMW, which has "JoJo" embroidered on the head rests, rolling a joint when the narcs came up and knocked on his window. (SOHH)

Upon being discovered, Simmons made an attempt to escape the scene.

We're told he tried to get away by throwing his car into reverse, and nearly backed into the officer's car. Simmons Jr, known as JoJo on the MTV reality show "Run's House", was booked for resisting arrest, attempted reckless endangerment, marijuana possession and criminal use of drug paraphernalia. (TMZ)

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