Rapper pleads no contest

BURBANK - Rapper Tone Loc, charged in July with assault weapon possession and domestic violence, pleaded no contest Monday, the district attorney's office announced.The rapper, whose legal name is Anthony Smith, pleaded no contest to one count each of possession of an assault weapon - a Colt AR-15 Sporter - and corporal injury to a spouse, cohabitant or child's parent. Superior Court Judge Patrick Hegarty immediately sentenced Smith, 45, to one day in county jail, three years of formal probation, 30 days community service and 52 weeks of anger management counseling. Smith pleaded open to the court, meaning there was no negotiated settlement with the district attorney's office. The charges stem from a domestic violence incident on June 18. During the investigation, officers with the Burbank Police Department discovered that Smith was in possession of an unregistered assault weapon. The firearm was not used in the domestic assault.

********** Published: October 06, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 25