The Sheriff’s office in Maricopa County, Arizona had on the hunt for former rap star DMX. In a bid to capture the elusive DMX, a.k.a. Earl Simmons, the Sheriff’s office issued a reward of $5,000 to anyone with information that would lead to his capture and arrest.
Shortly thereafter a tip came in that Mr. Simmons was in Miami. Arizona officials alerted FBI agents in Miami, who collared Simmons. He was found hiding out at the beachside mansion of record producer Scott Storch.
“He was arrested in Palm Island in Miami Beach at a private residence there,” said FBI spokeswoman Judy Orihuela.
“It’s not a federal case, and it’s highly unusual for someone charged with a third-degree felony to have the FBI execute the warrant. I think [Maricopa deputies] probably didn’t trust the local authorities to get the job done,” Simmon’s lawyer Bradford Cohen told E!
An Arizona judge issued a bench warrant for Mr. Simmon’s arrested after he failed to appear in court last Friday (Dec. 5) for a pretrial hearing for identity theft, drug and animal cruelty charges.