News: UPDATE: Jim Jones Addresses Latest Arrest, Points Fingers At Cops
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 8:53AM
Dipset rapper Jim Jones has come forward to address making headlines after getting arrested for a second time within 72 hours in New York City, claiming cops mistakenly took him into custody over a suspended license charge.
A rep for the rapper claims Jones said his license is not suspended in the Big Apple.
Jim Jones claims he DOESN'T have a suspended driver's license in New York ... insisting cops made a big boo boo by arresting him earlier today. A rep for the rapper tells TMZ ... Jim is adamant there must have been a mistake in the computer system ... simply stating, "Jim does not have a suspended license." The rep says Jim's lawyers have already been dispatched to remedy the situation. The worst part ... Jim claims he was originally sitting in the PASSENGER seat of the car ... when his driver stopped in front of a store to pick up a few items. Jim claims cops approached him and told him to move the car ... so he did ... and shortly after Jim got in the driver's seat, he was pulled over. During the stop, cops were informed he had a suspended license ... and took him into custody. (TMZ)
The Harlem, New York-bred rapper's arrest made headlines Monday (February 27) afternoon.
Jones, 35, was busted in his old uptown stomping grounds, riding in a black Audi sedan, police said. The "We Fly High" emcee was collared by NYPD officers in front of the Grant Houses in Harlem, on W. 125th St. near Amsterdam Ave., police said. The arrest was first reported by TMZ.com. Jones' New Jersey license is suspended, police told the Daily News. He was issued a desk appearance ticket and released shortly after the 3:20 p.m. collar. At 6:45 p.m., the rapper tweeted: "Back on these streets #vampin I love my city." (New York Daily News)
Prior to his New York bust, Jones was thrown behind bars for a casino brawl on Friday.
Rapper Jim Jones was arrested and charged with assaulting a Connecticut state trooper in a brawl at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, police said Saturday. State police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said said he was not certain how the altercation Friday night began. (Washington Post)
Following the incident, Jones was reportedly handed multiple charges.
Connecticut state police have arrested rapper Jim Jones following a fight at Foxwoods Resort Casino. State police spokesman J. Paul Vance says the hip-hop artist and actor was charged with assault on a police officer and breach of peace. He was released after posting bond. Vance said Saturday that Jones assaulted a trooper during the fight. He said he was not certain how the altercation started Friday night. (Wall Street Journal)
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