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    DMX Out of Jail, Still Facing Assault Rap

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    UPDATE: DMX pleaded guilty May 22 to felony aggravated assault for tossing a food tray at a guard while he was in jail. He is due in court for sentencing June 8.
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    We're hoping that, wherever he is now, DMX is turning over a new leaf.

    The rapper-actor was released from a Phoenix jail Thursday after serving a 90-day sentence for a variety of felonious behavior involving drugs, dogs and identity theft.

    DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was sentenced Jan. 30 after cutting a deal with prosecutors on more than a dozen felony counts racked up over the prior 12 months. He ultimately pleaded guilty to one count each of animal cruelty, theft, marijuana possession and possession of a narcotic.

    But having served his time, why did DMX have to pay a $10,000 bond to secure his release today?

    The Cradle 2 the Grave star was booked on suspicion of aggravated assault and probation violation while behind bars for allegedly hurling a tray of food at a guard.

    "He's extremely happy that he's home," attorney Glenn Allen said. "We look forward to being able to handle his case with him out of custody."

    The Maricopa Country's Sherrif's Office said that it's likely DMX will have to return to court to face the music for the alleged tray toss.

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