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Flavor Flav Taking Plea Deal in Vegas Battery Case



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    Flavor Flav was jailed in Las Vegas on felony charges stemming from a domestic argument with his fiancée and threats to attack her teenage son with a knife, according to reports.

    Entertainer Flavor Flav is poised to take a plea deal that would avoid trial in a Las Vegas domestic violence case.

    A prosecutor and defense attorneys say the 55-year-old former rapper and reality TV star, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., is scheduled to enter a plea Monday in Clark County District Court. Neither side provided details of the deal.

    He is accused of chasing and threatening his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher knife during an October 2012 argument.

    He was facing trial April 28 on felony assault and child endangerment with a weapon charges that carry the possibility of up to 12 years in prison.

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    Flavor Flav was inducted last year with the rap group Public Enemy into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.