Rapper ODB Arrested, Again
Mar. 27, 1999
NEW YORK (AP) _ Rapper ODB was back in jail Friday _ again.
Days after being released from jail on drug charges, the Wu-Tang Clan rapper, whose real name is Russell Jones, was arrested and accused of driving with a suspended license.
Detective Joseph Pentangelo said police stopped Jones for driving a car without a license plate along Harlem's 125th Street about 7:30 p.m.
When they checked his driver's license number, police discovered the license had been suspended _ for the sixth time _ and that Jones was wanted on an outstanding warrant for failing to pay child support.
His lawyer, Peter Frankel, said Jones will plead innocent.
Jones, 30, has a growing rap sheet.
On Wednesday he pleaded innocent in Los Angeles to a charge that he violated a new California law banning violent felons from wearing body armor. He was convicted of second-degree assault in New York in 1993.
He was a day late for that hearing because he was arrested Monday in New York on misdemeanor drug charges. In that case, police allegedly found a small amount of crack cocaine after a traffic stop.
He also faces trial in two other Los Angeles cases _ one for allegedly threatening to kill the mother of his 1-year-old child, and another for allegedly making death threats to guards at a nightclub.
He also has been accused of shoplifting in Virginia.