Silento is facing felony assault charges after being accused of attacking two people with a hatchet.
The 22-year-old “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” rapper, whose legal name is Richard Lamar Hawk, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday (September 3).
Prosecutors allege that Silento walked into an unlocked stranger’s house – thinking it was his girlfriend’s house – in the Valley Village neighborhood of L.A. on Saturday (August 29) and tried to hit two people with a hatchet, before one of them was able to get the hatchet away from him.
Silento‘s friends then arrived at the home and told him that it was the wrong house. Silento and his friends left before police arrived.
Police eventually found Silento and arrested him. He is currently being held in custody on $250,000 bond.
The day before on Friday, August 28, Silento was arrested for a separate alleged domestic violence incident. He was taken into custody in Santa Ana, Calif and was charged of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant in a domestic violence incident. After posting bond, he was released.
Silento is set to be arraigned on Friday, September 4 in the hatchet incident. If convicted, he could receive a maximum of six years in prison.
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