The son of legendary rapper Joseph “Run” Simmons of Run DMC was arrested for possession of marijuana on Friday night, according to published reports.
Joseph “JoJo” Simmons Jr. allegedly bought weed and was seen rolling the illegal substance in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, according to gossip news site tmz.com.
Sources within the police department told the site that the 19-year-old was inside a car when he was apprehended.
The sources also charge that he tried to escape by reversing and almost struck a police vehicle.
Simmons Jr. was charged with resisting arrest, attempted reckless endangerment, and criminal use of drug paraphenalia in addition to the possession charge.
No statement has been issued by the Simmons family or a representative.