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The Los Angeles County district attorney declined to file felony charges against the man who attacked Dave Chappelle onstage on Tuesday.

Isaiah Lee, 23, was arrested by LAPD after he tackled the 48-year-old comedian during his set at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night.

Chappelle was performing as part of the "Netflix Is a Joke" festival when Lee rushed onstage. Police say he was armed with a replica gun with a knife blade inserted in the barrel.

Chappelle was not injured.


Lee was roughed up by security and suffered a dislocated shoulder, a swollen eye and facial lacerations. He was transported to a hospital for treatment, then booked on an assault with a deadly weapon charge. He is being held on $30,000 bond.

Despite being armed with a deadly weapon, the country district attorney's office said "the evidence as presented did not constitute felony conduct."

The case was referred to the Los Angeles attorney for possible misdemeanor charges instead.

A spokesperson for Chappelle said he is cooperating fully in the investigation, and he won't let it overshadow the record-breaking performance at the Hollywood Bowl.

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A grieving man who left flowers at his fiancée's grave was arrested last month and charged with criminal littering.

According to WRBL, a trial date has been set in March for Winchester Hagans, who is accused of leaving a planter box at his fiancée, Hannah Ford's gravesite at Memorial Park Cemetery in Auburn.

The planter box was decorated with photos of Hagans and Ford together during happier times.

Ford, 27, was killed in a three-vehicle crash on January 17, 2021, a month after she got engaged to Hagans.

Hagans told WTVM-TV that he left the planter box at Ford's gravesite because she preferred live flowers over cut ones. Hagans said the city told him he was allowed to place the planter box at Ford's grave — as long as her family didn't complain.

The family complained to the Auburn Police Department, and Hagans learned about his arrest warrant when he was pulled over during a traffic stop for an expired tag.

"[They] handcuffed me on the side of the road on a Sunday morning," he told WRBL.

The media outlet obtained a copy of the criminal complaint — which was signed by Ford's father. Hagans said he and Ford's family had a "tense relationship" and that someone kept throwing away the cut flowers he left at her gravesite.

The Auburn PD released a statement following the public uproar.

"The police department is simply a process server that allows parties in conflict to be before the court," the statement read. "The facts of the case will be presented by both parties and weighed in Court."

Hagans has pleaded not guilty to littering. He told WRBL, "I just want to be able to put flowers on her grave."

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Disgraced former NY governor Andrew Cuomo has been charged with a sex crime, two months after being forced out of office.

An arrest warrant was issued by the New York Attorney General's office charging Cuomo with forcibly touching related to an incident with a former aide.

Cuomo was hit with a "misdemeanor complaint" accusing him of touching the breast of a former aide at the governor's Executive mansion last year.

The charges were filed at the Albany City Court on Thursday, Oct. 28, by AG Letitia James, who is now campaigning for his former job.

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The AG's office determined Cuomo had committed criminal sexual assault, a Class A misdemeanor, according to a clerk at the Albany City Court.

Cuomo is expected to turn himself in next week in New York, according to the NY Post.
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The former governor was ousted in August after an investigation by the attorney general's office found that he sexually harassed female staffers and a female state trooper who was assigned to guard him.

In July, Cuomo lashed out at the attorney's office, and accused the Democrats of a "political Witch Hunt."

Cuomo, a Democrat, previously accused former President Donald Trump of being inappropriate with women.

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A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a missing 14-year-old girl who was found safe in Arlington, Texas.

On Wednesday, Atlanta Public Schools confirmed that Caitlin Winchester was found safe in Arlington, Texas.

"Atlanta Public Schools Police Department (APSPD) can confirm that Caitlin Winchester, the North Atlanta High School student who went missing on August 5, has been found safe in Arlington, TX. The family has been notified and has requested privacy at this time. APSPD continues to work with the FBI on the next steps in the investigation. No additional details on this case are available. APSPD thanks the community for the outpouring of support during the investigation."

Caitlin went missing after her first day at North Atlanta High School on August 5.

Andre McNair was taken into custody and charged with harboring a runaway child, which is a Class A misdemeanor in Texas.

McNair is currently being held in a Texas jail on a $5,000 bond.

According to Crime Stoppers, Insight Global offered a $100,000 reward for information on her whereabouts. Insight Global employs Caitlin's father, Roger Winchester.


Chris Brown is under investigation for battery after allegedly smacking a woman so hard that he dislodged part of her hair weave.

Police responded to an assault call at the singer's San Fernando Valley home over the weekend after a woman's allegation that he hit her.

Law enforcement sources told the woman claimed Brown smacked her on the back of the head so hard that part of her hair weave fell off.

However, police evaluated the woman and determined she had no injuries, and no arrests were made.

Police took a battery report following the alleged incident, which may result in a misdemeanor charge against Brown.


Brown and his representatives have yet to comment on the allegations.

It's the second time in as many months that police have been called to Brown's house - the first was in May when the Los Angeles Police Department responded to noise disturbance calls at a huge birthday bash. Police broke up the party in the early hours of the morning, and no arrests were made.


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Minnesota state police arrested a CNN reporter and his cameraman as they covered the continuing protests over the death of George Floyd in south Minneapolis.

The police cited CNN contributor Omar Jimenez with a misdemeanor for refusing to stop his coverage of the civil unrest on Thursday.

Police allowed Jimenez and his cameraman to finish his report before placing the camera on the ground and arresting the journalists.

Fellow journalists and CNN colleagues vented their outrage on Twitter, saying the arrests violated the reporter's freedom of speech rights.

"Arresting journalists is regime behavior. Please know that, Minnesota. #GeorgeFloyd," tweeted MSBNC corespondent Joy Reid.

Jimenez, a graduate of attended Northwestern University, is a Hispanic who grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia. He received his journalism degree in 2015.

Update: Minnesota Governor Tim Walz apologized the arrests of the reporters.

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A Florida teacher was arrested and charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor, for carrying an unruly 14-year-old boy out of his classroom.

Jeffrey Paffumi, 47, said the boy disrupted the classroom by playing music on his laptop computer. When Paffumi turned the music down, the student "slapped his hand away and turned the music back on," according to a police report.

Paffumi said the boy called him a "cracker".

"Show me how tough you are. Wanna Call me a 'cracker,'" he told the boy.

Paffumi lifted the boy out of his chair and carried him to the classroom doorway, then pushed him out into the hallway. Paffumi told police he removed the student from the classroom because the boy was "being disobedient."

The incident occurred during first period at Buddy Middle School in Palm Coast, Florida on Tuesday.

Later that night, the student told his parents about the incident. An unidentified student sent them cell phone video of the incident.

Even though the boy's father said his son was wrong for slapping the teacher's hand, the parents filed a police report with the Flagler County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday.

The teen said the teacher did not restrict his airway and the boy was not harmed in any way.

"As a teacher you have to control your temper even when students test you," said Sheriff Rick Staly. "This is an unfortunate incident involving a teacher and student... Corporal punishment like the old days is not allowed today."

Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager said in a news release: "We immediately removed Mr. Paffumi from the classroom following the incident... I have stressed to my executive team the importance of handling this investigation with the utmost seriousness it deserves."

He added that an internal "investigation will encompass the incident in its entirety and not just what is captured on a camera."

T.I. was arrested for public intoxication outside his wife's gated mansion in Henry County, Georgia early Wednesday. Henry County police told Atlanta’s WSB-TV Channel 2 News that the rapper was arrested around 4 a.m. and later released on bond.

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