DMX Arrested in Arizona for Parole Violation
DMX was arrested today (March 9) in Arizona for violating the terms of his parole.
X, real name Earl Simmons, is being detained in a local county jail following his apprehension by the state’s Adult Probation department.
The troubled star in less than a year removed from a 90 plus day stint in an Arizona jail for fraud, drug, and animal cruelty charges. While in custody, he was given an additional 18 months of probation for verbally threatening a corrections officer.
DMX’s lawyer Gary Jenkins did not verify his client’s exact parole violations, but acknowledged the rapper is still suffering from well-documented drug addiction issues.
“He’s been battling addiction for some time and he’s in need of treatment,” Jenkins stated to TMZ. “We’re hoping that maybe Dr. Drew might be able to help him. He’s a talented man…we’re praying for him.”
Last week, DMX’s attempt to throw a gospel concert for Independence High School in Glendale, AZ was stopped by school officials amidst fears of violence.
At press time, DMX faces 5 unspecified counts of parole violation.