Rap veteran Tone Loc has been sentenced to a night behind bars along with 36 months of probation for pleading no contest in a domestic violence case from last summer.
According to reports, Loc pleaded no contest in court Monday (October 3).
Rapper Tone Loc pleaded no contest Monday to domestic violence and other charges, about three and a half months after a fight with the mother of his child, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced. Tone Loc, whose real name is Anthony Smith, entered the plea in open court of single counts of corporal injury to a spouse, cohabitant or child’s parent and possession of an assault weapon, the office said in a press release. The weapon — a Colt AR-15 Sporter — was found by investigators, but was not used in the domestic assault. (CNN)
Although Loc only has to spend one night in jail, the rapper-turned-actor was also sentenced to probation and community service.
Superior Court Judge Patrick Hegarty immediately sentenced the 45-year-old rapper, known for such hits as “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina,” to one day in county jail, three years of formal probation, 30 days of community service and 52 weeks of anger management counseling. Smith, also an actor, did not negotiate a plea deal and instead pleaded no contest and accepted the judge’s sentence, Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael Stewart said. (Los Angeles Times)
In July, Loc decided to reject a guilty plea deal for his arrest a month prior.
The artist, whose real name is Anthony Smith, entered the plea in a Burbank, Calif., courthouse on Thursday. Known for the hits “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina,” Smith was arrested in the city which is north of Los Angeles on June 18. He also faces a felony possession of an assault weapon charge because Burbank police discovered the rapper has an unregistered Colt AR-15 rifle. (Washington Post)
The rapper was arrested on June 18th in Burbank, California.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Loc (real name Anthony Smith) was arrested yesterday around 2:45 PM at an apartment complex in Burbank, CA. We’re told he was taken in without incident andbooked into jail a few hours later. He is currently being held on $50,000 — and, as of this posting, has yet to be released. (TMZ)