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Rapper Flavor Flav taking plea in Las Vegas domestic violence case

FILE- This Oct. 17, 2012 file image released by the Las Vegas Police Department shows rapper Flavor Flav, also known as William Jonathan Drayton, Jr., in a police booking photo. A prosecutor and defense attorneys say the 55-year-old former rap music and reality TV star is scheduled to enter a plea Monday, April 14, 2014 in Clark County District Court in a plea deal that would avoid trial in a Las Vegas domestic violence case. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Police Department, file)
April 14, 2014 - 9:04 AM

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Entertainer Flavor Flav is poised to take a plea deal that would avoid trial in a Las Vegas domestic violence case.

A prosecutor and defence attorneys say the 55-year-old former rapper and reality TV star, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., is scheduled to enter a plea Monday. Neither side provided details of the deal.

He was accused of chasing and threatening his longtime girlfriend's 17-year-old son with a butcher knife during an October 2012 argument.

He was facing trial April 28 on felony assault and child endangerment with a weapon charges that carry the possibility of up to 12 years in prison.

Flavour Flav was inducted last year with the rap group Public Enemy into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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