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Nikolas Cruz Judge to Determine If State Pays Lawyers' Fees

2/20/2018 3:20 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Nikolas Cruz is getting a second look by a judge to determine if he's eligible for a lawyer paid for by the State of Florida.

The Broward County Public Defender's Office has just filed legal docs, obtained by TMZ, noting that a probate case has just been opened in his mother's death. The Public Defender's Office notes, although Cruz has already been found indigent by the court clerk and therefore eligible for a free lawyer, there may be funds from his mother's estate or a possible life insurance policy that would disqualify him.

The Public Defender wants the judge to review the various financials to determine if he's still eligible for a court-appointed lawyer. 

Young Dolph Only One Not Arrested in Gun Bust

2/20/2018 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Young Dolph dodged another bullet by being the only in his crew to walk away from a Hollywood gun bust without handcuffs on his wrists ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Dolph was the only one out of 4 guys to be released during a Sunday traffic stop. We're told the 3 guys he was rolling with were all arrested for possession of a firearm. Dolph was not strapped and, therefore, got off scot-free.

We're told Dolph was a passenger in the vehicle, and was released on the spot while his pals got hauled off to jail. Hopefully he grabbed the keys.

The traffic stop went down in Hollywood ... not too far from where Dolph was shot in the ass late last year. Much better outcome this time around. 

Considering he also took fire in North Carolina last year, you'd understand why Dolph's friends might be armed.

We reached out to his camp ... no word back. 

Dana Stubblefield Released After Month In Jail ... In Rape Case

2/19/2018 8:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-NFL star Dana Stubblefield spent nearly a month in jail in connection to his rape case -- but he was released this weekend on a $500,000 bond ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

47-year-old Stubblefield was first arrested back in May 2016 for allegedly raping a mentally disabled woman. He was hit with 5 felonies. Bail was initially set at $250k. He immediately posted it and was released. 

But in January 2018, prosecutors uncovered evidence they believe proves Stubblefield used a gun to commit the alleged rape. Bail was revoked and he was remanded back into custody on Jan. 19. 

He spent the next several weeks locked up in Santa Clara County Jail.

But now, Stubblefield's attorneys have produced evidence they believe proves the accuser lied about her past -- which prompted the judge to reevaluate Stubblefield's bail. 

The judge ultimately reinstated bail -- this time at $500,000 -- which Stubblefield posted over the weekend. He was released from custody Sunday morning. 

One of the terms of his release ... we're told Stubblefield is required to wear an electronic monitoring device. 

Stubblefield has previously denied the allegations -- and has vowed to prove his innocence. 

The case is due back in court in April. 

Ex-'LHHA' Star Althea Busted for Smacking Benzino ... In Front of Cops!!!

2/19/2018 6:56 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" star Benzino's baby mama, Althea Eaton, went upside his head during an argument Sunday night ... according to cops who witnessed it, and quickly arrested Althea.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... LAPD was called to Althea's home in the San Fernando Valley to check out a domestic dispute. We're told Althea wanted Benzino to get out, and he wasn't cooperating.

Responding officers tried to calm things down, but 'LHHA's' first couple of trouble didn't disappoint -- we're told Althea whacked Benzino in the head right in front of the cops. She was arrested and booked for misdemeanor battery.

Her bail was set at $20k, and we're told she bonded out early Monday morning.

As for Benzino, he might be shopping for jewelry ... again.

'Sharknado' Star Tears Up Over FL School Shooting ... Helping Alma Mater Heal

2/17/2018 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Cassie Scerbo used to walk the same hallways where Nikolas Cruz gunned down 17 people, and believes school officials shouldn't be blamed for the massacre.

Cassie graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas in 2008. She says it was always a safe and nurturing environment, and while some critics are pointing fingers at administrators for a lack of security leading up to Wednesday's mass shooting -- she says they did everything they could.

The "Sharkando" and "Bring It On: In It to Win It" actress says she's close family friends with Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo ... who's also an MSD grad.

She told us how they're planning to come together to help their hometown recover in the coming weeks.

FL Mass Shooting Suspect Nikolas Cruz's Mug Shot Released ... Wears Hospital Gown to Jail

2/15/2018 6:21 AM PST

The man who has been arrested for shooting and killing 17 people at his old Florida high school was walked right into jail early Thursday morning wearing a hospital gown.

19-year-old Nikolas Cruz was marched into the Broward County jail wearing what appears to be hospital issued garb. He has been accused of killing or injuring scores of students and staff in a horrific mass shooting at his former high school in Parkland, FL.

Former classmates told news outlets he'd shown off some of his guns before getting expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Police also say his social media searches were disturbing.

At least 17 people were killed Wednesday, and dozens more injured. He's been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. 

'90 Day Fiancé' Star Busted for Weed TWO HUNDRED & NINETY-THREE POUNDS of Weed!!!

2/15/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Keeping a self-proclaimed gold digger happy knows no bounds ... just ask this guy from the show "90 Day Fiancé" who got busted for allegedly trying to sell 300 pounds of weed. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Jorge Nava -- who met and married Russian beauty Anfisa Arkhipchenko on the TLC show last season -- was arrested last week in Arizona on multiple felony counts ... including possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana for sale.

We're told Jorge was pulled over by cops in Mojave County for a traffic violation. During the stop, cops conducted a search and made the colossal discovery. It's unclear where in the car Jorge had stored the weed or if it was in plain view.

He spent 2 days in jail before posting $25k bail. If convicted, Jorge faces up to 12 1/2 years in prison.

It's interesting ... Jorge's wife was pretty explicit on the show ... saying she wanted a $10k monthly allowance, expensive shoes, bags and even a car. He asked her what would happen if he, say, ever got hurt and couldn't work. She said she'd leave his ass.

Any takers?

'Child's Play 3' Actor Charged with Assault, Joyriding For Jacking Mom's Car

2/15/2018 12:10 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jeremy Sylvers -- who played Tyler in the third Chucky movie -- is facing serious jail time for allegedly stealing his mom's ride ... but it could have been a lot worse.

The now 37-year-old "Child's Play 3" star is facing 6 misdemeanor charges ... including assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm (a phone), attempting to prevent someone from reporting a crime and driving and taking a vehicle without consent of the owner.

We broke the story ... Sylvers allegedly knocked down his mom last weekend, and took the keys to her 2002 Honda CRV. He got arrested the next day when cops went to his home to investigate.

The only bright side -- he was NOT charged with felony grand theft auto. He was originally booked for it when he was arrested.

Sylvers is looking at 3.5 years behind bars if convicted on all 6 counts.

Luann de Lesseps Rejects Plea Deal In Felony Drunken Arrest

2/14/2018 7:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Luann de Lesseps ain't afraid of no felony charges, apparently ... because she's rejecting a plea deal offer from prosecutors.

The 'Real Housewives of NY' star's attorney was in court Wednesday morning for a hearing on her drunk and disorderly arrest in Palm Beach on Christmas Eve. Prosecutors offered her a deal during the hearing ... and her side turned it down.

Prosecutors didn't lay out details of their offer.

Rejecting the deal is a pretty bold move on Luann's part. She's been charged with a felony count of resisting an officer with violence for the incident -- not to mention 2 misdemeanors ... trespassing and disorderly intoxication.

She could get up to 5 years in prison for the felony alone, so ... someone's feeling lucky.

USC WR Joseph Lewis Arrested for Domestic Violence

2/13/2018 6:54 AM PST
Breaking News

USC wide receiver Joseph Lewis -- the top-ranked high school WR in the country in 2016 -- was arrested for felony domestic violence Monday in L.A.

Details surrounding the allegations are unclear. We're working on it. 

What we do know ... 18-year-old Lewis was taken into custody around 2 PM PT. Bail was set at $50,000 and he was released early Tuesday morning. He's due in court on March 6 -- the first day of USC spring football.

According to his booking sheet, Lewis is listed at 6'3", 215 lbs.  

USC says the school is investigating the incident -- and in the meantime, Lewis has been suspended from all football-related activities. 

Lewis didn't play a lot in 2017 -- but he was expected to blow up this year.

Jeremy London Catch & Release ... Second Arrest in 2 Weeks

2/12/2018 7:47 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jeremy London's making himself way too familiar in a Mississippi jail -- he was arrested for the second time in less than 2 weeks, but this time it had nothing to do with domestic violence. 

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi tells TMZ ... the "Mallrats" star was arrested Sunday morning for missing a hearing stemming from a lawsuit. When he was a no-show, a warrant for his arrest was issued. He posted bail and was released later that evening.

TMZ broke the story ... London was arrested earlier this month for simple assault in an alleged domestic violence incident. As we reported, Jeremy's wife claims he dragged her with a moving car.

Jeremy's rep described the incident was a "private marital matter." 

49ers' Reuben Foster Arrested for Domestic Violence & Possession of Assault Weapon

2/11/2018 6:58 PM PST
Breaking News

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested this weekend for domestic violence and possession of an assault weapon ... making this his 2nd arrest in a month. 

According to the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department ... Foster was arrested Sunday morning after cops responded to a welfare check and possible disturbance call. They say the 49ers star was arrested without incident.

He was booked on three separate charges -- domestic violence, threats and possession of an assault weapon. No further details were immediately available. 

Foster was also arrested in Alabama about a month ago to the day for marijuana possession. 

The 49ers responded by saying ... "The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the report regarding Reuben Foster. We take matters of this nature seriously and are gathering all pertinent information."

Logan Paul 30 Days in Jail For His Goldilocks Intruder

2/9/2018 11:08 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The moron Logan Paul placed under citizens arrest for breaking into his house is already doing his time, after striking a plea deal ... TMZ has learned.

The L.A. City Attorney's Office tells TMZ ... the 20-year-old man appeared in court Thursday to enter a no contest plea for aggravated trespass. He got a 30 day jail sentence, 24 months probation and must stay away from Logan's entire block.

TMZ broke the story, the YouTube star took matters into his own hands Tuesday night, arresting the guy for breaking into his San Fernando Valley home. He found the perp sitting in the living room ...  charging his phone.

It's good news for Logan, who, let's be honest ... could use some.

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