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Flavor Flav

Arrested in the

Mother of All Traffic Stops

5/21/2015 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Flavor Flav was arrested early Thursday morning in Las Vegas by highway patrol and got nailed for so many alleged crimes ... it might be easier to tell you what cops didn't pin on him.

Only sorta kidding, but here's what they booked him on:

-- DUI
-- Possession of marijuana
-- Open container
-- Speeding
-- Bogus registration
-- Driving with a suspended license

According to Nevada Highway Patrol, this all began when cops spotted Flav at 12:30 AM 2005 black BMW and going 73mph in a 45mph zone.

Flav was busted for speeding last year in NY on the way to his mother's funeral. When cops ran his license, they found it was suspended 16 times.

He swore to a judge he fixed the problem, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

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Boston Marathon Bomber

See You In Hell

5/15/2015 12:31 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's death for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ... a jury has ruled.

The convicted murderer/terrorist/scumbag appeared in a Boston courthouse ... where the sentence was read in front of several survivors.   

According to witnesses inside the courtroom, Tsarnaev showed no emotion as the sentence was read. 

The judge has thanked the jurors for their service. 

Dzhokhar and his brother were responsible for the blast on April 15th 2013 ... which killed 3 people and injured several others. A police officer was killed in the hunt for Tsarnaev following the explosion. 

Story developing ... 

'Longmire' Star Deputy Ferg

Busted for DUI ...

JUUUUUST Over the Limit

5/14/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Adam Bartley -- the lovable, bumbling Deputy Ferguson on "Longmire" -- just got a taste of his own medicine ... a skosh too much to drink landed him in jail for DUI.

Bartley was pulled over April 26th in Santa Fe, NM after a cop saw him driving a '93 Dodge pickup sans seat belt.

The officer says he smelled alcohol on Bartley's breath, and the actor folded like a cheap suit admitting he had "a few drinks."

Bartley performed poorly on multiple field sobriety tests ... so claim the cops. The breathalyzer was a heartbreaker ... .09, just over the .08 legal limit.

Bartley was arrested and charged with DUI, careless driving, and no seat belt. 

"Longmire" originally aired on A&E. It got cancelled last year but it's since been picked up by Netflix.

Braylon Edwards

Ex-NFL Star Arrested

... Extreme DUI (Mug Shot)

5/12/2015 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former NFL wide receiver Braylon Edwards was arrested for DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona last week ... and cops say he was EXTREMELY wasted ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The 32-year-old -- who played for the Browns, Jets and 49ers during his NFL career -- was pulled over in the early hours of May 4th ... according to police records. 

Cops say Braylon's blood alcohol level was more than .20 -- more than twice the legal limit and considered an "extreme DUI" in Scottsdale. 

It's the 2nd time Edwards has been arrested for driving under the influence in the past 5 years -- he was popped for drunk driving in 2010

Braylon was also named in a battery report in 2013 for attacking a photographer in Detroit ... an incident that was captured on video

Attempts to reach Braylon for comment have been unsuccessful. 

Edwards was the 3rd overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. He last played in the league back in 2012. 

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Ex-Ravens RB

Arrested In Florida

In Alleged Check Bouncing Scam

5/6/2015 9:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former Baltimore Ravens running back Damien Berry -- who started for the Miami Hurricanes in 2010 -- was arrested this morning in Florida ... after allegedly bouncing more than $100k in bad checks. 

TMZ Sports has confirmed ... the 25-year-old, who was part of the Ravens 2013 Super Bowl championship team, is currently locked up in Lee County jail on a warrant from Maryland. 

We're told Berry is facing 1 count of bouncing a check over $100k and 1 count of unauthorized removal of property. 

In other words, it seems like officials believe he bought something with bad checks ... and illegally took possession of the goods. 

Berry recently came under fire in Baltimore ... after it was reported he sold his Super Bowl ring to an auction house ... reports that Berry initially denied. 

'Walking Dead' Star

Arrested for DUI, Pot, and ...

Triple Digit Speeding

5/4/2015 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Seth Gilliam Arrested For DUI

Seth Gilliam plays a priest on "The Walking Dead," but got busted for blazing like a bat out of hell down a highway, possession of marijuana, and DUI. Let us pray. 

Police in Peachtree City, GA arrested Gilliam -- who also played a cop on "The Wire" -- early Sunday morning after officers say they clocked him at 107 mph. Once he was pulled over ... cops smelled booze, and asked Gilliam if he'd been drinking. They say he admitted to having 3 beers and a shot.

According to the police report, the arresting officer also discovered a joint in a cigarette box, hidden in the arm rest.

Cops say Gilliam blew a .107 blood alcohol level. He was arrested and released after posting a $9,818 bond.

It's weird -- Seth's arrest came 2 days after his 'Wire' and 'Walking' co-star Chad L. Coleman freaked out on an NYC train. Something in the water?


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Lawrence Taylor's Son

Guilty Of Statutory Rape

... Gets 30 Years

5/4/2015 12:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lawrence Taylor Jr. -- the son of NFL legend Lawrence Taylor -- just plead guilty to statutory rape, child molestation, and aggravated sodomy (oral sex) ... and was sentenced to 30 years in prison ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We broke the story ... Taylor Jr. was arrested in Georgia after two 13-year-old girls told cops Lawrence had forced himself upon them on separate occasions.

According to Cobb County Superior Court officials, Taylor Jr. was sentenced to 30 years in jail ... but will be eligible for release in 10. 

TMZ Sports spoke with the father of one of the victims ... who says he is happy Taylor Jr. is off the streets, but feels he should have gotten MORE time for his crimes.

We reached out to the Taylor family -- so far, no comment.

FYI -- Taylor's father is also a registered sex offender ... who plead guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute in 2011 ... stemming from an incident with an underage girl.

Three 6 Mafia

Crunchy Black Pleads Guilty

In Meth Mix-Up

4/30/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Former Three 6 Mafia rapper Crunchy Black will have plenty of time to study the difference between cocaine and meth -- he's gonna spend the next 7 months in jail for his Vegas drug bust.

CB was in court Wednesday and pled guilty to misdemeanor drug possession. TMZ broke the story ... Crunchy was arrested earlier this month for meth.

Crunch had the worst defense we've heard in a while. According to the police report, when an officer found the drugs on Crunchy ... he replied, "Oh damn. I was trying to buy that powder, not meth." 

The Oscar winner got 30 days for the drugs, but also had 6 months to serve for a domestic violence case he'd skipped out on -- so, he'll do the time consecutively. 

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NBA's Javaris Crittenton

Guilty In Shooting Death

... 23 Years In Prison

4/29/2015 9:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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As we previously reported, Crittenton -- a 1st round pick in the 2007 NBA Draft -- was initially charged with murder for killing Julian Jones in a drive-by shooting in Atlanta. 

But Crittenton struck a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to the lesser voluntary manslaughter with a weapon charge and aggravated assault with a firearm. In exchange, prosecutors dropped the murder charge and Crittenton got 23 years in the clink. 

During the hearing, Javaris apologized for the killing -- started to cry -- and said it was all a terrible mistake. 

In the past, officials said they believed Javaris was out for retaliation against a rival gang member on the day of the shooting ... but ended up shooting Jones instead, who had just put her kids to bed.   

Elton John's

Famous Glasses

RECOVERED!!!

4/29/2015 6:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Elton John Sunglasses Found
Police in Memphis did some serious "CSI" stuff to help recover Elton John's famous heart-shaped glasses ... and it worked ... they've been returned safe and sound.

The glasses were swiped last week from the Rock 'n' Soul Museum in Memphis, TN. Police took the incident so seriously, they lifted fingerprints off the glass case and managed to track the thief to Mississippi.

Police then called the guy on the phone ... and 26-year-old Matthew Colvin copped to taking them.

He was arrested for bringing stolen property into the state and for being a fugitive from justice. 

Colvin is currently in custody and being held without bail.

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Jon Jones

SURRENDERS

... After Alleged Hit & Run

4/27/2015 6:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jon Jones is officially in police custody -- finally ... with law enforcement telling TMZ Sports the UFC superstar has turned himself in after an alleged hit and run. 

Jones allegedly ran from the scene of an accident in Albuquerque early Sunday morning -- in a crash that injured a pregnant woman so badly, she had to be hospitalized. 

A warrant was issued for Jones' arrest for felony hit and run -- due to the severity of the victim's injuries. 

But now, cops say ... Jones surrendered and is in custody at Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center without incident. We're told bond has been set at $2,500. 

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WNBA's Brittney Griner

Wins 'Mugshot of the Day'

... On Sheriff's Website

4/24/2015 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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WNBA superstar Brittney Griner won ANOTHER big award Thursday ... "Mugshot of the Day" ... a title bestowed upon her by the people at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. 

As we previously reported, Griner and her fiancee Glory Johnson were each arrested on Wednesday for domestic violence after an argument at their Arizona home turned violent.

The M.C.S.O. posted their mugshots on their official website -- as it does with EVERY mugshot -- where they ask users to vote for their favorite mugshot of the day.

On Thursday, Brittney won by a landslide. 

So ... congrats? 

WNBA's Brittney Griner & Fiancee

Arrested for Assault

Allegedly Attacked Each Other [Update]

4/23/2015 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar9:06 AM PT -- According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Brittney told cops the two had been fighting for days and were having serious "relationship issues."

As for the specific incident, cops say there were several people at the home when Brit and Glory began to argue -- and the fight turned physical. 

Cops say Brittney admitted to throwing a dog bowl at the wall -- and then the two began fighting.

Glory's sister eventually called police because people "couldn't get them pulled apart" and she didn't want anyone to get hurt.

When cops arrived, officers say Brittney had several cuts -- and a bite wound. Glory was bleeding from the lip.

The WNBA says it's actively investigating the incident. update-grey-gray-barWNBA superstar Brittney Griner -- and her WNBA star fiancee Glory Johnson -- were both arrested for allegedly attacking each other in Phoenix yesterday ... TMZ Sports has learned.  

Law enforcement sources tell us cops were called to Griner's home around 4:30 PM on Wednesday -- after receiving a call about a domestic dispute between the two women. 

When cops arrived, we're told officers observed "minor physical injuries" on both Brittney and Glory. 

Both women were arrested and booked by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for assault and disorderly conduct. Griner and Johnson were released around 4 AM on Thursday. 

Griner plays for the Phoenix Mercury.

The two got engaged last August and had been planning to get married next month in Phoenix. No word if the wedding is still on. 

Glory and Brittney had been gushing about each other on social media in the days before the arrest.

In fact, Brit posted a pic of the two kissing on Tuesday with the caption: "EveryDay Every Second! I fall for you like I fell way back before I had the nerves to even approach you! My Queen My Rock My Universe!"

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