UPDATE: DMX indicted on felony charges related to medical expenses

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DMX arrested once again at Valley mall


PHOENIX -- Earl Simmons, also known as the rapper DMX, has been indicted on felony charges for allegedly trying to get out of paying medical expenses.

Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas said Simmons was charged with one count of theft and one count of taking the identity of another.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Simmons allegedly checked into Mayo Hospital under the assumed name of Troy Jones on April 15. Simmons, who had complained of shortness of breath and chest pains, said that someone in the project was going to get the bill.

Documents in the name of Troy Jones were recovered from a search warrant and showed a non-existent Social Security number and an address in Yonkers, N.Y.


PHOENIX - Rapper DMX is back behind bars Sunday morning, adding once again to his list of countless arrests.

This time officers arrested Earl Simmons at the Metro Center Mall on a felony charge of identity theft. The arrest reportedly stems from an MCSO case.

Shoppers caught pictures of Simmons as police escorted him away. They say he was fully cooperative.

One shopper says she was trying to get a picture with the star when the officers arrived. "He walked straight in because literally I walked out of the store and went back to see if I could get a picture and he walked it seemed to the cash register at Foot Locker and they came up and they were taking his bags and then he put his arms behind his back."

Simmons has had a string of run-ins with the law recently, including an arrest at Sky Harbor earlier this month. That was on warrants for failure to appear in court.

He was also arrested one week earlier in Miami on charges of attempting to purchase drugs.