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NFL's Davone Bess Held Himself at Knifepoint ... Cops Sicced Dog On Him

6/21/2016 2:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0621-davone-bess-mug-shot-TMZ-SPORTS-02More troubling details from the arrest of ex-NFL wide receiver Davone Bess -- now cops say he held a knife to his own throat ... and a K9 unit was used to take him into custody. 

As we previously reported, 30-year-old Bess fled from cops during a routine traffic stop in Arizona early Monday morning. 

Cops tell us ... as they pursued Bess he rolled down his window and began making gestures with his hand shaped like a gun and motioning that he was shooting the officer.

Bess hightailed it away from officers in his Mercedes -- but was tracked down at his home. 

Inside his residence, cops say Bess would go to the window and front door -- flashing a knife to cops ... and occasionally holding it up to his own throat. 

Eventually, cops decided they needed to take action. 

"For Bess’ own safety it was decided to get him in custody as quickly and safely as possible. At this point a police K-9 was released and the K-9 bit Bess on the left forearm just inside the front door of the residence," cops say.

"Bess was then taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for the dog bite and a mental evaluation." 

He was later booked on several accounts -- and is still in police custody.

Ex-NFL WR Arrested By SWAT Team ... After Standoff In AZ

6/21/2016 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0621-davone-bess-mug-shot-TMZ-SPORTS-01Ex-Miami Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested in Arizona Monday after a standoff with SWAT team officers ... officials say. 

The Gilbert PD says 30-year-old Bess was initially pulled over around midnight for a routine traffic stop -- but he fled the scene. 

Cops say they located Bess driving in his neighborhood ... but he barricaded himself in his car and later ran from his car into his home ... where he continued to barricade himself until cops got a warrant to go in and get him. 

Eventually, a team of SWAT officers entered the place and took Bess into custody. He was booked for 3 felonies -- endangerment, felony flight and failure to stop for a police officer ... according to the Arizona Republic

Bess has a history of bizarre behavior with the law -- he was arrested in 2014 after allegedly attacking a cop with a cup of hot coffee. 

In 2013, the Browns put him on the non-football related illness list claiming he was having emotional problems. 

T.I. & Tiny Our Daughter's Gun Is Parent-Approved

6/21/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0620-ti-tiny-zonnique-daughter-gun-airport-GETTY-01T.I. and Tiny are defending daughter Zonnique Pullins after her arrest last week for carrying a semi-automatic handgun through a TSA checkpoint.

Sources tell us Zonnique had been trying to catch a last-minute flight out of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to see her boyfriend, and she grabbed the wrong purse ... not realizing the gun was inside.

We're told Tiny actually went with Zonnique to buy the .38 caliber pistol after the 20-year-old aspiring singer started getting threats on social media, and a fan grabbed her at a recent listening party.

Our sources say T.I. and Tiny both agreed she needed protection.  

Zonnique failed to produce the right docs for TSA agents because Tiny was holding them. Wouldn't have mattered anyway ... it's illegal to have a gun in your carry-on.

We're told T.I. picked up his daughter from the airport, and already hired a lawyer for her.

'Carmichael Show' Star Arrested For Road Rage

6/20/2016 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0620-milton-howery-lil-rel-howery-mug-shot-TMZ-01Comedian Lil Rel Howery gets praised for his punchlines but jailed for his punches.

Chicago cops say "The Carmichael Show" star was sitting shotgun Sunday night when another car slammed into his ride from behind.

According to the CPD, Lil Rel began arguing with the other driver and things got so heated he socked the guy in the face, knocking him to the ground.

Cops arrested Lil Rel and booked him for misdemeanor battery. He was released on a $1,500 bond Monday morning.

Johnny Depp Drone Operator Arrested at 'Alice' Premiere Cops Feared Terrorism

6/20/2016 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Johnny Depp and the cast of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" -- along with hundreds of fans -- were exposed to a possible terrorist threat at the hands of a drone operator who flew his aircraft over the red carpet premiere ... this according to the LAPD.

A drone flew 50 feet above the crowd at the "Alice Through the Looking Glass" screening at the Dolby Theater on May 23rd in Hollywood.  By law the drone must be 500 feet from the crowd and 400 feet in the air.

An LAPD chopper buzzed the area and spotted the 31-year-old drone operator in a nearby parking garage.

The man was arrested, but cops weren't satisfied.  They got a search warrant -- obtained by TMZ -- which allowed them to seize the man's computers, cellphones, tablets, disks, hard drives, videos and other items, to determine if he had any terrorist connections. 

Law enforcement sources tell us they found no evidence of any terrorist connection.

Gennady Golovkin Last Opponent Beat Up Woman ... Before Fighting GGG

6/20/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0617-dominic-wade-showtimeGennady Golovkin dished out karmic justice when he KO'd Dominic Wade back in April -- 'cause Wade had beaten the hell out of a woman in the months before the fight ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Triple G annihilated Wade during their April 23rd fight -- but it's shocking Wade was even allowed in the ring considering he was facing some pretty disturbing domestic violence allegations at the time.  

According to official records, obtained by TMZ Sports, Wade was charged with assault for a Dec. 23rd incident -- in which he allegedly attacked the mother of his child ... and then punched her niece in the face. 

The niece told cops she had heard the commotion in the home and ran into the room to help her aunt when Wade socked her in the mouth -- knocking out one of her teeth. 

The case went under the radar before his big fight with GGG -- but weeks later, he pled GUILTY to one count of assault with significant bodily injury.  

He's facing up to 3 years in prison when he shows up for his sentencing hearing in August. 

T.I. Stepdaughter Busted For Toting Gun at Airport

6/17/2016 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0617_Zonnique-Pullins_mug_clayton_countyT.I.'s stepdaughter was busted for trying to get a gun through TSA at Hartfields-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.

Zonnique Pullins was arrested early Thursday morning after a TSA agent spotted the semiautomatic pistol in her purse ... with the help of an X-ray machine.

We're told Pullins stated she had a weapons permit but didn't have the paperwork to prove it. It didn't really matter ... you can't carry a gun onto a plane. 

Cops cuffed Zonnique and booked her for carrying a concealed weapon in an unauthorized area.

She got out Friday AM.

Pullins is the daughter of T.I.'s wife, Tiny, and member of the girl group O.M.G. 

Constantine Maroulis Baby Mama Arrested During Kid Handoff

6/17/2016 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0617-constantine-maroulis-angel-reed-tmz-instagram"American Idol" alum Constantine Maroulis and his baby mama got into another physical fight, but this time SHE got hauled away in handcuffs ... TMZ has learned.

Angel Reed says she went to pick up their 5-year-old daughter from Constantine's house, and he started harassing her by recording video on his phone. She claims they got into an argument, and then it got physical.

According to docs obtained by TMZ ... Angel says she grabbed Constantine's phone, and he threw her down on the ground. She ran out of the house and called police, but when officers arrived they say Constantine had scratches on his chest ... so Angel got arrested.

She claims she only scratched Constantine in self-defense --still, she was booked for petty disorderly person.

Last August it was Constantine who got arrested for allegedly kicking Angel in the groin. He also claimed self-defense. That case was eventually dismissed.

Jerry 'The King' Lawler Busted for Domestic Violence ... Pistol Involved

6/17/2016 5:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Wrestling legend Jerry "The King" Lawler -- and his 27-year-old fiancee -- were both arrested in Memphis Friday morning after allegedly attacking each other ... and cops say a gun was involved. 

It all went down at Lawler's home around 1 AM. Lawler's fiancee, Lauryn McBride, claims the 66-year-old hit her in the head and pushed her against a stove -- and then got an unloaded pistol and told her to kill herself. 

But Lawler tells a different story, according to WREG.com, the WWE star told cops McBride scratched him in the face, fired a candle at him and then kicked him in the crotch. 

As for the gun, Lawler told authorities McBride was the one who pulled it out. He also says she was very drunk at the time of the incident. 

When cops arrived -- both Jerry and his fiancee were arrested for domestic violence. 

update_graphic_red_bar7:14 AM PT-- A rep for the WWE tells us Lawler has been suspended indefinitely per the organization's zero tolerance policy on matters involving domestic violence. 

10:03 AM PT -- Both Jerry and Lauryn have been released from custody. They're due back in court on Monday. 

'Ink Master' Star Busted on Drugs and Gun Charges

6/16/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0615-tyler-nolan-mugshot"Ink Master" star Tyler Nolan was arrested in Florida and charged with possession of cocaine, ecstasy, weed and three guns, including a Remington shotgun.

According to the police report, Tyler was pulled over Monday afternoon in Cocoa Beach. When they approached the car, cops say it reeked of marijuana ... triggering a search.

Cops say they found a small bag of cocaine (less than 1 gram) and a gun on him. When they searched the car, cops turned up two bags of weed (14 grams), 6 pills of ecstasy and two more firearms, including a rifle and over 900 rounds of ammo.

Tyler -- who told cops he had the ammo after spending a few days at shooting ranges in the area -- was charged with three felonies (possession of coke, E and guns) and a misdemeanor for the weed.

He was released Wednesday morning on $18k bond.  

Rapper David Banner Arrested in D.C. After Going BALLISTIC

6/15/2016 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rapper David Banner got into a standoff with a bouncer and ended up in handcuffs.

Witnesses tell TMZ it all started after someone in Banner's crew got denied at Ozio Restaurant & Lounge early Sunday in D.C. We're told pissed off Banner went after the bouncer.

According to the police report, he clenched a fist and told the bouncer, "I got you n*****, I got you. You a sellout n*****. I got money." He also allegedly threw money and credit cards at the bouncer during the exchange.

When the responding officer tried to break things up Banner told him, "I don't give a f*** about no police!" And then he got arrested for inciting a fight.

It's basically a ticket -- no biggie, but watch the vid ... Banner was heated! 

'Below Deck' Star Busted for Strangulation

6/14/2016 4:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0614-Kathryn-D-Chastain-mugshotKate Chastain -- the Chief Stewardess on Bravo's "Below Deck" -- was arrested after cops say she bit and choked out her girlfriend ... TMZ has learned.

Cops in Melbourne Beach, FL tells us Kate was booked Monday night after a domestic violence investigation launched when Kate's girlfriend's went to work with bruising on her arm.

According to cops ... Kate tried to kick her drunk girlfriend out of their house and when she refused, Kate bit her in the forearm, bicep and leg. Cops say Kate also put a knee on her head, choked her, and tried to stop her breathing.

Kate was arrested and booked for a felony domestic violence charge of battery by strangulation.

She appeared in court Tuesday afternoon ... and posted a $5,000 bond.  

Kate's been featured on 2 seasons of "Below Deck" -- but the show was not shooting at the time of her arrest.

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Amar'e Stoudemire's Brother Allegedly Kidnapped & Beat Ex-GF ... Locked Her In Basement

6/14/2016 11:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0614-stoudemire-mug-tmz-01Amar'e Stoudemire's younger brother was arrested in Kansas Monday night -- after allegedly kidnapping the mother of his child, repeatedly beating her and then locking her in a basement ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Law enforcement sources confirm ... 28-year-old Jerrel Stoudemire -- a former college football player -- was taken into custody around 5:30 PM in Hodgeman County, KS. 

We're told ... officials believe Stoudemire went to the woman's home and waited for her to arrive. When she pulled up, he rammed his car into her vehicle ... and then pulled her out and beat her. 

Stoudemire allegedly dragged the woman into the basement of the home and continued to attack her for several hours. 

We're told the woman's daughter eventually found her naked and unconscious in the basement. 

Cops were called ... and Stoudemire was tracked down and apprehended at a separate location. 

He was booked for aggravated battery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and criminal depravation of property. 

He's due in court later this afternoon. 

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