The crazed antheral accused of attacking comedian Dave Chappelle connected signifier during a Los Angeles amusement earlier this period has been charged with attempted execution for allegedly stabbing his roommate successful December.
Isaiah Lee, 23, was busted Thursday successful transportation to the combat with his roommate astatine a transitional lodging installation connected December 2, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Lee pleaded not blameworthy to 1 number of attempted execution implicit the convulsive quarrel, prosecutors said.
The DA’s bureau said the unfortunate identified Lee arsenic his attacker aft the fishy gained important media attraction pursuing the on-stage confrontation with Chapelle astatine the Hollywood Bowl earlier this month.
“The publicity generated by the onslaught connected Mr. Chappelle helped constabulary lick this crime,” District Attorney George Gascón said successful a statement. “The incidental that occurred astatine the Hollywood Bowl was misdemeanor behaviour and rightfully referred to the City Attorney’s Office. Based connected the quality and severity of the December attack, Mr. Lee is present facing felony charges which my bureau volition prosecute.”
On May 3, Lee allegedly charged and tackled Chappelle connected signifier of the iconic amphitheater arsenic the 48-year-old comic performed a acceptable astatine the Netflix Is a Joke festival.
Lee was allegedly equipped with a fake weapon that had a existent weapon wrong astatine the time.
In the scuffle, information broke Lee’s arm, which enactment him successful the hospital. Following the incident, Chappelle appeared to transportation connected with the show.
The adjacent day, Lee, who lives successful Los Angeles, was initially charged with felony battle with a deadly weapon.
But his charges were downgraded to 4 misdemeanors, including battery, possessing a deadly limb with intent to assault, unauthorized entree to the signifier country during a show and committee of an enactment that delays the lawsuit oregon interferes with the performer. He pleaded blameworthy to those charges.
Lee appeared successful a Los Angeles County courtroom past week, wherever a justice rejected his nationalist defender’s bid for him to beryllium released connected his ain recognizance and near his bail unchanged astatine $30,000.
LA City Deputy Attorney Giselle Fernandez said during the proceeding that Lee had respective anterior run-ins with the instrumentality — including a artillery complaint that was reduced to a disturbing the bid complaint successful San Bernardino.
Lee was besides arrested for battle with a deadly limb successful 2018 and for felony larceny successful New York successful 2015, according to Fernandez, who mentioned a opus Lee produced that was named aft Chappelle.
Chappelle claimed he spoke to Lee backstage earlier helium was hauled disconnected by cops, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The comic told the assemblage astatine a astonishment drama amusement that Lee had ranted astir his grandma being forced retired of her Brooklyn location owed to gentrification.
Lee believed the onslaught would bring much attraction to his grandmother’s situation, said Chappelle, who added helium thought Lee appeared to beryllium mentally ill.
His lawyer said the Lee, who appeared successful tribunal successful a padded termination gown, was receiving intelligence wellness services.
His pretrial day for the Chapelle incidental is acceptable for Friday. He is scheduled to marque his adjacent tribunal quality regarding the attempted execution connected June 2, according to the DA’s office.