DMX Arrest-O-Meter

Inspired by the runaway success of the NowPublic Oil-O-Meter, I thought we might also benefit from turning our celebrified attention to the ever-crazy and arrest-prone world of the notorious Earl Simmons, aka rapper DMX.

Let’s run down the recent past, shall we? It’s a pretty impressive list, by any rapper’s standards.

WHEN: July 19, 2008
WHERE: Phoenix, Arizona
WHAT: Medical identity theft

Earl Simmons a.k.a. DMX — a rap artist who seems to run afoul of the law frequently — was arrested in a Phoenix mall on Saturday for identity theft.

Apparently, DMX used the name Troy Jones when seeking medical care for pneumonia, according to KNXV-TV in Phoenix. He also used a social security number that didn’t belong to him. Allegedly, DMX did this to get out of paying a $7500 bill.

WHEN: July 2, 2008
WHERE: Arizona

WHAT: Outstanding warrants

DMX was arrested in Arizona this morning, as he exited a flight from Fort Lauderdale. The rapper currently has two outstanding warrants in Phoenix. Three-peat!

WHEN: June 23, 2008

WHERE: Miami, Florida

WHAT: Invalid driver’s license

DMX is set to break the record for most arrested rapper following his arrest last Monday (June 23) in Miami on a warrant for not having a valid driver’s license.

The 37-year-old rapper, born Early Simmons, was arrested by Miami Dade County Police at around 1:30 p.m. and taken to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Institute.

WHEN: May 9, 2008
WHERE: Phoenix, Arizona
WHAT: Drug and animal-cruelty

DMX was arrested on drug and animal-cruelty charges following an overnight raid on the rapper’s house Friday, authorities said. […]

The arrest and search warrants stemmed from indictments for felony drug possession and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. He made an initial court appearance Friday where bail was sent at $7,500, said his local attorney, Cameron Morgan. Morgan said he expected bail to be posted quickly.


WHEN: May 7, 2008
WHERE: Arizona
WHAT: Speeding

Rapper DMX was arrested Tuesday by Arizona police on a laundry list of motor vehicle charges stemming from a January incident where cameras caught him driving 114 mph on a local highway.

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was charged with racing on a highway, reckless driving, two counts of endangerment and three counts of criminal speed and driving on a suspended license.

WHEN: June 25, 2004
WHERE: JFK Airport, New York
WHAT: Attempted robbery, criminal impersonation and criminal mischief

Hip hop star turned Hollywood actor DMX has been arrested on charges that he and another man tried to steal a car at JFK Airport in New York.

DMX, real name Earl Simmons, and Jackie Hudgins were arrested last night (June 24) after police interrupted a dispute between the two and another man whose car they allegedly tried to steal, authorities said.

The pair were arrested on charges of attempted robbery, criminal impersonation and criminal mischief.

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