Silentó, 22, whose full name is Richard Lamar Hawk, has been charged with two counts of assault with a lethal weapon in connection with the incident, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. The crime was reportedly committed while Hawk was released on bail for a separate arrest in Santa Ana.
Hawk was suspected of causing bodily harm to a spouse or partner on Friday, spokeswoman for Orange District Attorney Kimberly Edds told BuzzFeed News. This incident is still under investigation.
A representative from the Santa Ana Police Department did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment on Thursday.
Prosecutors said hours later, at around 1:50 p.m. on Saturday, Hawk entered the unlocked home of a stranger in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Valley Village and pulled out a hatchet. He allegedly tried to hit two people in the house with the hatchet, but one of them was able to disarm him.
Los Angeles Police Officer J. Chaves told BuzzFeed News Hawk was looking for a woman when he entered the house. No additional information was available.
Hawk remained in custody Thursday on $ 105,000 bail, according to online reservation records. He should be arrested on Friday.
Reps for the rapper did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment.
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