DMX Charged in Med-Bill Dodge

Rapper faces third arrest this summer
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jul 20, 2008 2:06 PM CDT
Another of DMX's mug shots.   (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Public Safety)
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(Newser) – Scofflaw rapper DMX was arrested at a Phoenix mall yesterday and charged with giving a false name and Social Security number so he could skirt medical bills, the AP reports—only the third time this summer the rapper has faced charges. The sheriff claims DMX—real name Earl Simmons—visited Scottsdale’s Mayo Clinic in April and gave his name as “Troy Jones” and skipped out on a $7,500 bill. (Read more celebrity stories.)