DMX 'flies off the handle,' assaults officer, Arpaio says

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Could get more jail time
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PHOENIX - Rapper DMX could face more jail time now that he is charged with assaulting a detention officer.

The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was re-booked in jail on Wednesday.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio says Simmons stole a meal tray then threw it at a deputy on Sunday.

Simmons was sentenced last month to three months in jail on theft, drug possession and animal abuse charges.

If convicted of assaulting the officer, he could face a longer prison sentence.