Isaiah Lee, the Los Angeles man who allegedly charged at Dave Chappelle on stage, appeared in court docket Friday — the place his attorneys demanded prosecutors flip over further proof.
Lee who appeared on Friday at a Downtown Los Angeles court docket with a steel chain round his waist and wrist, remained silent as Deputy Public Defender Chelsea Padilla informed Choose Armenui Ashvanian she has but to obtain all of the proof in Lee’s case.
“Your Honor, there may be nonetheless excellent discovery,” Padilla mentioned. “Mr. Lee additionally now has an extra case and we’re requesting to waive time. … There are nonetheless dispatch information, name logs and a few body-worn movies.”
Lee, who was nonetheless sporting an arm brace on his proper shoulder from an damage he sustained after safety and others from Chappelle’s crew restrained him, faces a number of misdemeanor expenses for the incident on the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Might 3.
Lee pleaded not responsible to 4 misdemeanor expenses, together with battery and possessing a lethal weapon with intent to assault.
He was additionally charged with tried homicide Thursday for an alleged knife assault on his former roommate final yr.
In court docket on Friday, the decide granted Lee extra time and continued the pretrial listening to to June 2.
Lee answered, “Sure, your Honor,” after the decide requested if he understood that his listening to could be trailed to a different date.
On Friday, the 23-year-old defendant was in common brown jail garb as an alternative of the blue “suicide robe” he was seen sporting throughout prior court docket appearances on his misdemeanor case.
Lee, who raps beneath the title “NoName_Trapper” and has penned a music referred to as “Dave Chappell,” will likely be again in court docket on the identical date to reply to the tried homicide cost involving his former roommate.
In accordance with prosecutors, Lee allegedly attacked and stabbed his former roommate at a transitional residing facility on Dec. 2.
He stays in a Los Angeles County Jail in lieu of a $1,030,000 bail.
Chappelle’s legal professional, Gabriel Colwell, informed The Publish that the comic was “upset” that Lee wasn’t hit with a felony cost for the brazen stage assault as a result of Lee had a lethal weapon– a reproduction gun with a knife– on him.
In a press release supplied to The Publish, LA County District Lawyer spokesman Greg Risling mentioned Lee was not charged with a felony as a result of Lee didn’t open the knife “at any time” throughout the Might 3 incident.
LA County District Lawyer George Gascón mentioned the publicity from the Chappelle incident helped LAPD investigators clear up the unrelated tried homicide case.
“The incident that occurred on the Hollywood Bowl was a misdemeanor conduct and rightfully referred to the Metropolis Lawyer’s Workplace,” Gascón mentioned in a press release. “Primarily based on the character and severity of the December assault, Mr.Lee is now dealing with felony expenses which my workplace will prosecute.”
Critics of Gascón, nevertheless, mentioned failing to file felony expenses in opposition to Lee within the Chappelle case was a mistake.
“George (Gascón) mentioned this perpetrator didn’t intend to harm Chappelle,” Deputy District Lawyer Jonathan Hatami informed The Publish. “He mentioned the assault on Chappelle was misdemeanor conduct. Now we discover out that months earlier this similar individual tried to kill somebody with a knife. Clearly, George lacks actual life prosecutorial expertise. … And he clearly isn’t in a position to admit when he was unsuitable.”