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Sheriff Joe's Worst Nightmare: DMX Arrested for Criminal Speeding

Rapper DMX may know how "rough riders roll," but it won't win him any points with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, especially since he's already on Sheriff Joe Arpaio's bad side.

DMX was arrested on Wednesday night for driving 102 mph in a 65 zone, which is considered criminal speeding, on a suspended license, reports the Associated Press. His arrest occurred just one month after he was released from an Arizona jail.

The rough-riding, multi-platinum rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was pulled over on U.S. 60 by Arizona Department of Public Safety officers. He was placed into custody for criminal speeding, reckless driving, and driving with a suspended license. Simmons was released on bond Thursday morning.

Joshua Pearce Jailed For Probation Violation

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Joshua Pearce, son of Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce, has had multiple run-ins with Mesa police officers. Yet the 30-year-old Mesa resident has only had one criminal conviction and was sentenced to probation.

This, however, doesn’t mean that the politician’s son is getting off easy for the conviction. The Phoenix New Times reported that Pearce pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI in 2007 and that this offense is still coming back to haunt him.

Rapper DMX Goes To Jail For Probation Violation

The rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was put back in the Maricopa County Jail last week for the sixth time. According to the Phoenix New Times, the rapper's most recent arrest is once again due to an alleged probation violation. He is currently being held behind bars without bail for the alleged offense and has a court date scheduled for November 24.

DMX will most likely want to have a Phoenix criminal defense attorney by his side in court tomorrow; since the rapper claims that his probation violation came about for taking just one sip of alcohol. However, court documents say that the rapper violated the terms of his probation for several different offenses; none of which are because of the man taking a sip of alcohol.

Police Arrest Suspect In Solano Elementary School Burglary

A man that allegedly burglarized a central Phoenix elementary school several times last week is now in a great deal of legal trouble, since authorities are saying that the burglary charges violate his probation.

ABC News reports that 21-year-old Louis Elmer Epperson now faces three counts of burglary and one count of probation violation in connection with the string of burglaries that occurred at Solano Elementary School. The school, located near 15th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, was apparently burglarized three times last week. The burglary suspect was caught early Friday morning when the school's burglary alarm sounded.

David Cygan Sentenced to Probation For Crown King Fire

Many Arizonians still remember the Crown King fire in June 2008, which burned 9,629 acres of forest land and caused the evacuation of all residents of the town of Crown King. The Yuma Sun reported that the cost of fighting the fire was $5.7 million.

Now, the 52-year-old man that was seen as responsible for the start of the fire was sentenced on Monday to five years of supervised probation and 150 hours of community service for his conviction of leaving a fire unattended and unextinguished. The defendant David Alexander Cygan was also convicted of unauthorized possession of a badge belonging to the National Park Service.

Rapper DMX Filing Lawsuit From Phoenix Jail

Rapper DMX has faced a great deal of legal trouble over the last decade. Associated Press reports that the rapper was in jail for nearly three months last year for animal cruelty, theft, and drug possession charges. The charges stemmed from an August 2007 incident in which authorities found three dead dogs, guns, ammunition and drug paraphernalia at his suburban home.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says that the 39-year-old rapper is now in a Maricopa County jail again because he violated the terms of his probation by failing a drug test. Yet the man's jail time is not stopping DMX from leading the life he dreams of. Even from jail, rapper DMX has managed to file a lawsuit against Rich Kid Entertainment, claiming the company ripped him off for $1 million in royalties.