Las Vegas Metropolitan Police told ABC News Action 13 that the altercation took place around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, and they responded to a call from a woman who said that she had been in a fight with her fiancé, who also threatened her son.
Police said that when they arrived, they could still hear an argument going on inside Flav’s house on the 7800 block of Via Venture Court. His fiancée, Elizabeth Trujillo, explained that a fight between the couple started after an argument over his infidelity and things spiraled out of control. Trujillo says that she was thrown to the floor twice during the argument, and when her 17-year-old son tried to defend her, he was also threated.
The rapper, born William Drayton Jr., reportedly began to wrestle with Trujillo’s son and eventually grabbed two knives from the kitchen, chasing him upstairs where he locked himself in bedroom. At this point Trujillo says that the former Public Enemy rapper kicked in the door and continued to threaten her son.
Flavor Flav has denied chasing the teenager in the midst of the fight with his fiancée, but police say two knives were found on the kitchen floor, and he sustained a cut from one of them.
He was arrested and taken to the Clark County Detention Center, where he was later bailed out with $23,000 and then appeared in court early on Thursday (October 18). Flav is facing felony assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor domestic violence charges.