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The sometime Public Enemy hype man/reality TV star was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence battery on Wednesday (Oct. 17), following a domestic dispute with his fiancee and her teenage son, and has now been freed on $23,000 bail.
Flav, born William Drayton, 53, was accused of threatening his fiancee's son with a knife, according to police.
"The caller advised she had been involved in a physical altercation with her fiance, who was identified as William Drayton," the Las Vegas police said in a prepared statement.
Flav is due in court on Monday. He faces up to six years in prison if found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon, and up to six months if convicted of the domestic violence charge.
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