A man who stalked Ryan Seacrest outside E! television’s studios on Wilshire, across from LACMA, was sentenced Monday to two years in state prison and ordered to stay away from the host of “American Idol” for 10 years.
Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr., 26, received the maximum sentence after previously pleading no contest to stalking. Uzomah did not speak during the sentencing hearing.
The judge also issued a restraining order requiring Uzomah to stay 500 yards away from Seacrest and his workplace for 10 years.
“Ryan is extremely appreciative of the work of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office in this matter,” his attorney Blair Berk said after the hearing.
Uzomah has been jailed since his arrest in October at E! Entertainment Television studios in Los Angeles, where he tried to reach Seacrest.
Court filings state he was carrying a knife.
Uzomah was on probation at the time for an incident in Orange County, Calif., in which he eventually pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors, including assault, battery and carrying a switchblade knife after he attacked one of Seacrest’s bodyguards outside an event.
Santa Monica Architect Stabbed in Expo Line Altercation
By Toi Creel
West Los Angeles (SM Mirror) — Four minors have been taken into custody after a Santa Monica man was stabbed in a violent confrontation on the Expo Line in West Los Angeles.
The incident occurred on the Metro E (Expo) Line Tuesday night at around 8:30 PM.
Former Santa Monica Planning Commission Chair Gwynne Pugh says he was riding the E line back to Santa Monica when two teenage couples, two men and two women, got on the train with a shopping cart filled with alcohol.
Witnesses say the teens were loud, appeared to be intoxicated, and when a […]
Female Motorist Charged With Assaulting People at Taco Truck
LOS ANGELES — A 25-year-old woman accused of assaulting people at a taco truck with her vehicle last August has been charged, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced.
Amber Rose Darbinyan of Los Angeles faces three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, a car, one felony count each of hit-and-run driving resulting in injury to another person and vandalism over $400 damage, as well as three misdemeanor counts of battery.
Darbinyan pleaded not guilty today. The defendant is scheduled to return to court on March 27 for a preliminary hearing setting in Department 37 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.
On Aug. 25, 2019, Darbinyan and other patrons were parked in front of a taco truck in Hollywood when she allegedly rammed her vehicle against a car that was blocking her path, prosecutors said.
If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of eight years and four months in state prison.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Station.
Brother of Bezos’ Girlfriend is Allegedly Attacked in WeHo
WEST HOLLYWOOD (The Sun) — THE BROTHER of Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend was attacked in the street by a man who threatened to kill him and whacked him with a bike – just days after filing a defamation lawsuit against the Amazon chief.
Michael Sanchez, 54, was approached by a man on a bike screaming: “F**k you” and “Don’t ignore me” before the suspect picked up the bike and struck him with it, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s report, obtained by The Sun. Michael Sanchez filed a police report about the alleged attack The suspect also allegedly screamed “I’m going to kill you” according to onlookers to the incident, which took place in West Hollywood on February 5.
The alleged attack happened just days after Sanchez […]
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