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Rapper Fat Trel Arrested for Fake Ass $50 Bills ... Blames Dat ATM Dough

3/28/2016 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

032816-fat-trel-mugshotRick Ross' protege, Fat Trel, got busted for passing off counterfeit bills in a casino, but he says the funny money is just what an ATM spit out to him.

According to the police report ... Trel, who's signed to Rick's Maybach Music Group, was at a Maryland casino early Easter Sunday morning when he handed over nine fake $50 bills to a pit boss. Cops say the easy tell was matching serial numbers on 8 of the 9 bills.

Fat Trel insists he's innocent ... telling police he got the money from a 7-Eleven ATM in D.C.

The rapper was arrested and charged with possession of counterfeit currency ... which means he's gonna have the Secret Service crawling up his butt soon too. 


Twista Arrested for Weed That's Still a Crime?

3/25/2016 6:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


1:40 PM PT -- Cops say they found a 1/2 ounce of marijuana hidden in a fake can. Twista came on "TMZ Live" to talk about the arrest.update_grey_gray_barRapper Twista was busted for possession of pot Thursday night ... which torpedoed his Indiana concert.

Twista was scheduled to perform at Big Shots in Valparaiso. We're told the Rolls Royce Phantom in which he was riding was pulled over at 10:15 PM, before the concert. Twista, 2 other passengers and the driver waited outside the car as police searched the vehicle and found the weed.

Cops say they stopped the Rolls because it was following too close to a truck. Police approached the vehicle and smelled weed.  

All 4 men were arrested.

Twista was on his way to the concert when he was busted. The show, obviously, did not go on.

The rapper was held until 4 AM Friday morning and released after he posted $500 bail.

NFL's Terrence Cody The Mug Shot After Starving Dog to Death

3/25/2016 7:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


The ex-NFL player who starved his dog to death is officially behind bars to serve his 9 month sentence ... and TMZ Sports has his mug shot from when he was originally arrested.

We've learned ... 27-year-old Terrence Cody has checked in at the Baltimore County Detention Center ... a place that only has 1 star on Yelp (seriously, we checked). 

The Baltimore County PD has now released Cody's original mug shot -- taken in February 2015 -- when he was initially arrested. 

Cody was a former Ravens defensive tackle -- but was cut in 2015 after he was convicted on various animal cruelty charges, including illegal possession of an alligator. 

As we previously reported, prosecutors say Cody neglected his pet Canary Mastiff for a month -- until the animal finally died from extreme starvation.

'Return to Amish' Star Charged for Meth

3/25/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0324-chapel-peace-mug-01"Return to Amish" star Chapel Peace was peddling more than butter and blankets ... prosecutors say she was deep into meth.

The 33-year-old was one of 27 busted in Pennsylvania this week during a massive drug sting. According to the State Attorney General, detectives seized more than $90k of meth, $8,400 of heroin and more than $27k in cash.

Peace, who's been featured on the series, was charged with possession with intent to distribute and for having paraphernalia. Chapel was also reportedly arrested last year with heroin.  

No word if this will affect Peace's gig on the TLC show.


'Top Chef' Winner Paul Qui Arrested For Alleged Drug-Fueled Assault On GF

3/21/2016 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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032116-paul-qui-mugshot"Top Chef" winner Paul Qui was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, after she told cops he beat her up while high on a combination of coke, Xanax, weed and alcohol.

Stephanie Rodriguez claims the season 9 winner dragged her out of bed in the wee hours of Saturday morning so she could join a party with a bunch of his friends. Rodriguez says one of Qui's pals then propositioned her for group sex which sent Qui into a rage.   

Rodriguez says Qui first kicked his friends out of the house, and then turned his rage on her, throwing her up against the walls and doors and preventing her from leaving. 

According to the police report, when cops arrived they found blood on the walls and floor, and all over Qui himself. Cops also say Qui admitted he got physical with Rodriguez, but said all he did was restrain her until cops arrived. 

Qui was booked for two misdemeanors -- assault causing bodily injury to a family member and unlawful restraint.

He was released on $20k bond. 

Mayhem Miller Ex-UFC Star Arrested Again ... $1,000,000 Bail

3/16/2016 10:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Ex-UFC star Mayhem Miller was arrested again -- this time for vandalizing a tattoo shop -- and officials have set his bail at a whopping $1 MILLION ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Miller -- who's previously been arrested for DUI, fighting cops and domestic violence -- was taken into custody Tuesday stemming from an incident back in January when officers say the 35-year-old vandalized the ink shop in Orange County, CA with graffiti. 

According to court docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Miller's bail was set at $1,000,000!!!!!

We're told the number is so high because Miller was out on bail at the time for a previous felony and has a deep, DEEP criminal record. 

He's currently behind bars ... where he will probably stay for a while. 

Dak Prescott THE MUG SHOT ... After DUI Arrest

3/14/2016 2:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0314-dak-prescott-mug-shot-watermark-01TMZ Sports has obtained Dak Prescott's mug shot ... taken the same day the Mississippi State QB was arrested for DUI early Saturday morning.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Prescott was pulled over at 12:31 AM in his 2016 Cadillac Escalade SUV -- and later charged with speeding and DUI. 

Interesting note in the police report ... cops say Prescott took 2 breath tests -- but one was an "insufficient sample" and the other one was an "invalid sample."

This could be a very good thing for Prescott -- because the absence of a blood alcohol sample makes it harder for prosecutors to get a DUI conviction. 

Prescott was one of the top QBs in the upcoming draft and before the arrest had been projected to go in the 3rd or 4th round. 

He's due back in court in April. 

Donald Trump Rally White Man Punches Black Protester ... Cops Make Arrest

3/10/2016 10:34 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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A Donald Trump protester -- who happens to be black -- got knocked to his ass by a white Trump supporter, and now cops have arrested the attacker ... TMZ has learned.

The video from the Wednesday rally in Fayetteville, NC shows an unidentified supporter in a cowboy hat totally sucker punch a protester who was already being escorted out of the venue.

Officers, who observed the hit, reacted quickly, but slammed the protester down on the ground -- not the puncher.

We've learned police did not arrest the victim, but did kick him out of the event. As for the punching cowboy -- we've learned he's 78-year-old John McGraw, and he's currently in police custody. According to cops, McGraw voluntarily came in Thursday morning to be interviewed ... and that's when he was arrested.

0310-mcgraw-mug-shot-01We're told he's being booked for assault and disorderly conduct. He's scheduled to appear in court April 6.

This is what happens when you get "escorted" out of a Donald J. Trump rally....note to self, you have to see how the Cumberland County Sheriffs Dept does Keem Jones after a supporter punches him in the face...

Posted by Ronnie C Rouse on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Katt Williams Arrested After Cops Raid Home Find Drugs, Guns

3/8/2016 7:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Katt Williams is once again locked up ... after cops found weed and firearms while serving a search warrant at his house.

The Hall County Sheriff's Office in Georgia say the warrant was part of an investigation into Katt that began on March 1, after one of Katt's bodyguards claimed he was beat with a baseball bat and choked after refusing to "engage in criminal activity" at Katt's behest.

The bodyguard claimed Katt threatened to kill him ... but said the assault was carried out by others in the group.

When cops raided Katt's home Tuesday morning ... they found several firearms, and "large quantities" of marijuana.

Katt was booked for aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and false imprisonment.  Cops say they will also add the drug and weapons charges.

His latest brush with the law puts Katt's tally at 4 ... after allegedly holding 5 women at gunpoint, assaulting a pool store clerk, and becoming a battery suspect in L.A. ... all within a week.

NFL's Jaelen Strong Texans WR Arrested for Weed ... Goes to Jael

2/29/2016 1:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Houston Texans WR Jaelen Strong was arrested in Scottsdale, AZ this weekend -- after cops say he admitted to smoking weed without a medical card. 

Strong -- who was a superstar at Arizona State -- was busted Sunday night ... after the car he was in was stopped for not having visible license plates. 

When cops approached the vehicle ... officers say another NFL player was also in the car -- GB Packers cornerback Damarious Randall (who also went to ASU). 

Cops say the car reeked of weed -- and Strong ultimately admitted to smoking the weed. Cops say he also handed over a cigar box with 3 joints inside. 

Strong was arrested and booked at a nearby jail. Randall was released at the scene.

Katt Williams Busted for Pool Store Assault

2/29/2016 12:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Katt Williams is sitting in a Georgia jail cell after getting busted for hitting a store clerk ... TMZ has learned.

Police tell us Katt was arrested Monday at a pool supply store in Gainesville, GA. Officers say Katt had a verbal altercation with an employee and it escalated when he threw an object ... and then punched the employee.

Katt, who's had his fair share of arrests, assumed the position -- cops say he was on the ground with his hands behind his back ... ready to be cuffed when they arrived.

Katt was released on $5,000 bail.

'Survivor: Kaoh Rong' Chemist Pled Guilty To Falsifying Katrina Water Tests

2/26/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


A contestant on "Survivor: Kaoh Rong" failed to outwit, outplay and outlast the feds ... because she pled guilty to felonies for falsifying Hurricane Katrina water test results ... TMZ has learned.  

Debbie Wanner, a 49-year-old chemist from Reading, PA, was arrested in 2010 and charged with 3 counts of falsifying test results from Hurricane Katrina water samples.

Wanner worked for a private lab that did testing for various Pennsylvania counties and private companies. Her company was hired to ensure water met various environmental standards.

According to legal docs, Wanner took on clients when she knew her company did not have the proper equipment to provide accurate results. The criminal complaint alleges she falsified water test results.

Wanner pled guilty to 3 felonies for falsifying results. She was placed on 1 year probation.  

It's interesting timing ... she's on the show in the middle of the Flint water crisis.

Debbie's strutting her expertise on 'Survivor' on all things water ... if they only knew.

Disney Star Orlando Brown Busted for Hitting Girlfriend In Police Parking Lot

2/18/2016 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0218-orlando-brown-arrested-new-gallery-doc-treatment-3Ex-Disney star Orlando Brown pulled into a police station parking lot while arguing with his girlfriend and then allegedly struck her, while he had meth on him.

Law enforcement sources tell us the bizarre incident went down in January in Torrance, CA when someone using a nearby ATM spotted the "That's So Raven" star in the car. We're told the witness saw the couple arguing and called police ... who were conveniently located. 

Brown initially refused to leave his car, according to our sources -- but once cops got him into jail, they found methamphetamine on him. We're told his girlfriend was not seriously injured. 


Brown's been charged with misdemeanor domestic battery, obstruction of justice and 2 felonies -- drug possession with intent to sell, and having contraband in jail. 

He previously struck a plea deal for threatening a woman in 2014, and paid a fine.


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