Police Issue Warrant For Dmx
LATEST: Two arrest warrants have been issued for troubled rapper DMX after he failed to appear at separate court hearings on Tuesday (10Apr07) and Wednesday (11Apr07).
The hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, was due to appear in Yonkers City Court, New York State on Wednesday (12Apr07) to answer charges of driving with a suspended license, stemming from an October (06) arrest.
The previous day, DMX was a no-show at White Plains City Court, New York State, for charges of speeding, changing lanes dangerously, driving without a seat belt and using a suspended license following a June (06) arrest.
White Plains Judge Brian Hansbury had given the rapper until 2pm (local time) on Wednesday to appear in court, but after he failed to show yesterday, issued a warrant.
Meanwhile, 20 kilometres (13 miles) away, Yonkers Judge Charles Wood was also issuing a warrant.
The 36-year-old's lawyer Murray Richman, says, "In truth, I do not know where he is. Why would he be hiding out from a damn traffic infraction?"
Simmons failed to appear in court last summer (06) to answer the June 2006 charges and an arrest warrant was issued.
He was jailed on 28 June last year, but released on $2,500 (GBP1,300) bail.