Flavor Flav jailed in Las Vegas on felony charges

Flavor Flav joins the UNLV student section during an NCAA college basketball game against San Diego State on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

October 17, 2012 10:56:25 AM PDT
Police in Las Vegas say entertainer Flavor Flav is jailed on felony charges stemming from a domestic argument with his fiancee and threats to attack her teenage son with a knife.

Officer Bill Cassell says no one was injured before the arrest around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home in a residential neighborhood several miles southwest of the Las Vegas Strip.

The 53-year-old former rapper and reality television star, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., was being held on $23,000 bail at the Clark County jail, with an initial court appearance scheduled Thursday. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.

Drayton was part of the 1980s and 90s rap group Public Enemy whose public persona includes wearing a big clock on his chest.