NEW YORK — The Latest on the arrest of the founding member of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five in a fatal New York City stabbing (all times local):
Manhattan prosecutors say the founding member of Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five stabbed a homeless man to death because he thought the man might rob him after hitting on him.
Rapper Kidd Creole — whose real name is Nathaniel Glover — was arraigned Thursday afternoon in a Manhattan criminal court on a murder charge and was returned to jail without bail. His lawyer declined comment.
Assistant District Attorney Mark Dahl says Glover, a lyricist with the pioneering rap group, told him he became infuriated when he thought John Jolly was hitting on him on a midtown street.
Dahl says Glover became convinced Jolly was going to rob him so he stabbed him with a knife.
A law enforcement official says rapper Kidd Creole thought a New York City homeless man was hitting on him and that touched off a deadly argument.
The lyricist and founding member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5 was arrested Wednesday on a murder charge.
The official says he randomly passed by 55-year-old John Jolly, who made a remark. They argued and Kidd Creole, whose real name is Nathaniel Glover, allegedly stabbed the man with a knife. Jolly died at a hospital after police found him bleeding on the street.
The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Glover was awaiting arraignment Thursday in Manhattan. No information on an attorney for Glover was immediately available.
Associated Press researcher Rhonda Shafner contributed to this report.