Flavor Flav assault trial set for Sept. in Vegas

Flavor Flav assault trial set for Sept. in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 07: Rapper Flavor Flav (R) confers with his attorney Tony Abbatangelo before making an appearance at the Clark County Regional Justice Center during his arraignment on felony assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment charges on May 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The entertainer, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., is accused of threatening his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher's knife during an argument last October. Drayton is also facing a misdemeanor domestic violence battery charge. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 8:34 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Las Vegas judge has scheduled a September trial for entertainer Flavor Flav on felony charges he chased and threatened his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher knife.

A court spokeswoman says the case is set for Sept. 30 in Clark County District Court for the 54-year-old former rap and reality TV star. His legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr.

He could get up to 12 years in prison if he's convicted.

Drayton pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Nevada state court to felony assault with a weapon and child endangerment charges stemming from a family argument last October.

His attorney didn't immediately respond to messages.

A local judge who heard the teen testify last month decided there was enough evidence for Drayton to stand trial in state court.

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