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Posted: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 8:14 pm | Updated: 3:35 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Rapper DMX is behind bars again. DMX, whose legal name is Earl Simmons and who lives in Cave Creek, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of five counts of probation violations.

Rapper DMX is behind bars again.

DMX, whose legal name is Earl Simmons and who lives in Cave Creek, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of five counts of probation violations by the adult probation office and is being held in the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office announced.

The MCSO wasn’t immediately specific about the probation violations Simmons is accused of committing, but he has had numerous run-ins with the law throughout the Valley involving animal abuse and excessive speeding, according to past reports.

In January 2009, A Maricopa County Superior Court judge sentenced Simmons, 39, to three months in jail for theft, drug possession and animal cruelty charges and was ordered to complete an animal offender treatment program.

Simmons was arrested in May 2008 at his Cave Creek home on suspicion of seven counts of animal cruelty and four counts of drug possession.

The arrest came eight months after a raid on his property where Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies found 12 malnourished pit bulls and the remains of three dogs.

Authorities also discovered numerous weapons and drugs.

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