Dolla, a 21-year old rapper from Atlanta GA, was murdered yesterday afternoon when he was shot in the head while shopping at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles.
Two suspects allegedly fled the scene after the murder. One of which, identified as Aubery Berry, was later arrested at Los Angeles International Aiport (LAX) in Terminal 1 trying to catch a flight leaving the city. He had a 9 millimeter handgun.
No word yet as to motive for the shooting. No word as to whether Berry has a criminal defense attorney yet, nor has any statements been at this time.
Jeff Ament was Mugged on April 27th
Reports are coming out that Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament was mugged in in northern Atlanta Georgia outside Southern Tracks Recording along with an employee of the band back on April 27th.
It is reported that three masked men emerged from the woods surrounding Southern Tracks Recording brandishing knives. Ament and the employee were robbed of a total of $7300 is cash and goods, including Ament’s backpack which contained his passport.
Though the entire incident was captured on tape, the masks make identifying the criminals very difficult.
Ament suffered several lacerations to the back of his head. It is not believed that was specifically targeted.
We’ll have more on this incident as events unfold.
Keifer Sutherland Arrested for Assault
Keifer Sutherland, star of The Lost Boys and Flatliners, has turned himself in yesterday to police in the Soho district of Manhattan over charges of assault against fashion designerJack McCollough.
It has been reported since Monday by several news outlets that Sutherland headbutted McCollough at an after party following a costume gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Sutherland is currently serving a five year probation for a 2007 drunk driving charge. If found guilty on assault charges, the consequences could be legally grave, as the probation requires Sutherland to “obey all laws”.
Neither the Manhattan District Attorney’s office or Sutherland’s representative have made a statement regarding the charges at this time. It is unclear whether Sutherland has sought criminal defense representation yet.
In a follow up to yesterday’s story, Adnan Ghalib has turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest on three felony counts including hit and run.
Ghalib was arraigned early February 25th, where he pleaded not guilty to felony assault with a deadly weapon, felony battery and felony hit and run. His is currently out on $110,000 bail which he posted himself.
Adnan Ghalib Wanted for Hit and Run
A warrant has been issued by the L.A. County District Attorney for the arrest of ex-boyfriend and paparazzi Adnan Ghalib on three felony counts including assault with a deadly weapon, battery, and hit and run.
The charges stem from accusations by a man who says Ghalib hit him with with his car when he tried to serve Ghalib legal papers on February 11th from Britney Spears.
The unnamed man says that after being hit by the car, Ghalib drove away. Paramedics who were called to the scene treated the victim for a broken wrist.
Prosecutors are currently asking for $110,000 bail once Ghalib is brought in. Should Ghalib be convicted on all counts, he could serve up to seven years in prison.
In a follow up to our story about Suge Knight alleged assault on his girlfriend in Las Vegas, Knight took a plea deal in the Las Vegas Justice Court on Wednesday.
Knight plead guilty to one count of misdemeanor domestic batter. The guilty admission comes with a $340 fine, forty-eight hours of community service, and he will have to attend domestic violence counseling.
As part of deal, two counts of felony drug possession and a charge of felony coercion were dropped, which the Las Vegas Sun says is partially due to the fact that the prosecutors can not find their main witness.
R&B singer Chris Brown was arrested early Sunday morning after an alleged domestic violence dispute with a woman who has not yet been identified. Police say that Brown and the woman were in a car by Hollywood’s Hancock Park when they became involved in an argument. The argument then escalated as the two exited their car. When police arrived on the scene responding to a 911 call, they found the woman at the scene, but Brown had left. Police say that the woman “suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker.”
Brown was picked up later Sunday night, and booked on charges of criminal threats. Brown was later released on $50,000 bail. A court date of March 5th has been set, and the LAPD noted that “at the time the case is presented to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, additional charges may be filed.”
Last week, movie star and football (thats soccer to you yanks) player Vinnie Jones started a brawl in a South Dakota bar with two of the patrons. Jones, who was intoxicated at the time of the fight, was waiting for a pool table being used by locals Juan Barrera and Jesse Bickett. During the altercation, which was allegedly started by Jones, Jones was smashed in the face with a beer glass by Bickett. Undeterred by the blood streaming from his face, Jones continued to beat the hell out of Barrera.
Think of any of the multiple scenes in a Guy Ritchie movie where Jones beats the hell out of some poor hooligan. Now apply that image of the snarling and enraged Jones to the real world.
Currently, Jones has been charged with three counts of simple assault. If Jones is found guilty of all three, he could face up to $2000 in fines and a year in jail. There has been no word from Jones criminal defense representation or if the Barrera and Bickett plan to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Suge Knight Mugshot
Back in August, Suge Knight was arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly attacking his girlfriend, and during the arrest he was found to have two controlled substances, meth and hydrocodone, on his person.
This weekend, Knight was finally officially charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor for battery.
More to come on this, as lawyers from Clark County and for the defense start to make their initial statements.
Mos Def Hates Him Some Paparazzi
Mos Def is currently being sought for questioning after he allegedly attacked a photographer during an event at the Men’s Apparel and Garment Industry Convention (MAGIC) in Las Vegas.
Def, whose real name is Dante Terrell Smith, faces charges of malicious destruction of private property and felony robbery after he reportedly took the camera from one of the official photographers at the event, smashed it on the ground, and then took the broken equipment.
The victim, Volker Corell, claims he also received a cut on his hand during the altercation.
A warrant is currently out for Mos Def’s arrest, though no prosecutors or criminal defense attorneys have stepped forward at this time with any comments.