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D’Angelo Charged With Assault

Singer subdued with pepper spray after resisting arrest

Virginia police arrested R&B star D’Angelo Monday, after he
allegedly assaulted and verbally abused a woman at a gas station
near Richmond.

According to major Andy Scruggs of the Chesterfield County
Police Department, the woman witnessed the twenty-eight-year-old
singer, born Michael Archer, driving his black BMW SUV aggressively
in suburban Midlothian. When they both pulled into the same gas
station, she told him she didn’t like his driving. Archer then
allegedly got out of his vehicle and spit on the woman and swore at

When she went inside to call police, Archer — who was born in
Richmond and still lives in Chesterfield County — drove away, but
a gas station employee recognized him and police traced the car’s
license plate. Officers then went to Archer’s home, where,
according to Scruggs, he refused to cooperate, going so far as
trying to shut the door in their faces.

To avoid a fight with the well-built singer, police used pepper
spray after warning him to concede to arrest. He was then subdued
and charged with resisting arrest, along with four other
misdemeanor counts — aggressive driving, assault, curse and abuse,
and disorderly conduct.

Archer is scheduled to face charges in court on January


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