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Rapper Flavor Flav faces domestic battery charge, police say

Officers said they responded this month to a report of a domestic disturbance in Henderson, Nevada, southeast of Las Vegas.
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Flavor Flav at the "YO! MTV Raps" 30th-anniversary live event in New York City on June 1, 2018.Nicholas Hunt / Getty Images file

Rapper Flavor Flav was arrested in Nevada this month on suspicion of domestic battery, police said.

Officers responded Oct. 4 to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 2000 block of Prometheus Court in Henderson, a city just southeast of Las Vegas, police said in a statement. Flavor Flav, 62, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., was taken into custody and booked on one count of domestic battery at the Henderson Detention Center, police said.

Drayton posted bond, and an arraignment hearing is scheduled for Monday, according to court records, NBC affiliate KSNV reported.

No other details were immediately available.

His attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. They told KSNV that "in alleged domestic violence cases, there are often two sides to the story, and we will explain our side in the courtroom, not in the media."

Flavor Flav was a co-founder and a member of the rap group Public Enemy. He was later known for starring in several VH1 reality TV series, including "The Surreal Life" and "Flavor of Love."