Silento Arrested After Entering Someone's Home With Hatchet, Faces Assault Charges

The "Watch Me" rapper has been hit with two felony assault charges after being arrested and charged for a domestic violence incident in Los Angeles.

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Silento allegedly walked into a residence and threatened the homeowners and their children while looking for his girlfriend, and has now been hit with felony charges, TMZ reports.

Law enforcement sources told the outlet that the rapper was arrested last weekend after he entered a house while wielding a hatchet as he attempted to find his significant other. After he infiltrated the home, someone apparently screamed for help and others tackled and disarmed him. Silento’s friends then arrived at the residence and told him that it was the wrong house. They left just as the police were called.

Police eventually found Silento and arrested him. He’s now facing two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on a $250,000 bond.

It also appears that he was arrested for alleged domestic violence in a separate incident stemming from the assault. Police took him into custody in Santa Ana, California on Friday after a report of a domestic disturbance, and he was later released with a charge of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant. The aforementioned felony assault took place the next day in Los Angeles.

The 22-year-old artist is known for his 2015 viral hit “Watch Me” (Whip/Nae Nae), which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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