Charges Against Rapper Loon Dismissed
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) _ A judge has dismissed assault charges against rapper Loon, who was arrested in February after a security guard was stabbed outside a nightclub.
Superior Court Judge Richard Stone dismissed the case against the rapper, whose real name is Chauncey Hawkins, at a preliminary hearing.
District attorney’s office spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said neither the victim nor a witness could identify the attacker.
Hawkins, 29, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon following the incident outside the House of Blues in West Hollywood. He posted $1 million bail.
Loon is signed on P. Diddy’s Bad Boy label and released his first album, ``Loon,″ last year.
Also dismissed Wednesday were assault charges against two acquaintances, William Reyes, 23, and Teon Tanqueray, 27.
Authorities said the 32-year-old security guard was wounded Feb. 13 after he refused to let the three men into a party for Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz.