Rapper Tone Loc Pleads Not Guilty To Domestic Violence Charge

BURBANK (CBS) — Rapper Tone Loc — best known for the hits “Funky Cold Medina” and “Wild Thing”  — pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony charges involving a suspected domestic violence call in Burbank.

The 45-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Anthony Smith, is charged with one felony count each of possession of an assault weapon and corporal injury to a spouse/cohabitant/child’s parent.

Smith was arrested June 18 by Burbank police and released later the same day.

During the investigation, authorities discovered that Smith was in possession of a Colt AR-15 Sporter that was not registered, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

He is due back in Burbank Superior Court on July 28. A date is scheduled to be set then for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require him to stand trial.

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