Rap group Public Enemy’s former hypeman, Flavor Flav, has been arrested for an incident involving his fiancée and her teenage son.
Flav, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton, Jr., was arrested by Las Vegas police on Wednesday for assaulting his fiancée Elizabeth Trujillo, 39, and her 17-year-old son.
At around 3:30 a.m., the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department received a call from Trujillo saying she was being assaulted by Drayton and that he was also threatening her son. When officers arrived at the resident they could hear arguing between a man and woman.
Trujillo told officers that the argument began over Drayton’s alleged infidelity. After Trujillo says Drayton threw her to the floor twice, her son tried to protect her and began wrestling with Drayton in the living room. At some point during the altercation, Trujillo’s earring was ripped out
The fight then escalated when Drayton is said to have grabbed two knives from the kitchen. He then began chasing the teen who ran upstairs and locked himself in his sister’s room.
Enraged, Drayton allegedly kicked in the door and threatened the teen again. Though he admits to arguing and wrestling with the teen and Trujillo, Drayton says he did not chase the boy with knives. The knives were found on the kitchen floor.
Drayton was arrested and has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor domestic violence.
According to TMZ, Drayton, who was being held on $23,000 bond, posted bail at around 11:30 a.m.
In recent years, Drayton has kept himself in the public eye with reality shows like The Surreal Life, Flavor of Love, and Strange Love.