James DeBarge, the R&B soul singer who was a member of the group DeBarge, has been arrested on suspicion of narcotics possession in South Los Angeles.
The 50-year-old former husband of
He is being held without bail at the
DeBarge has had a public battle with drug addiction in recent years, which landed him in Los Angeles County jail several times. DeBarge was arrested in 2010 on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon involving a gun.
He was arrested twice by the LAPD in October 2011, initially on suspicion of drug possession and then assault with a deadly weapon. He was back behind bars last year after being arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and possession of a controlled substance. In 2011 he was convicted of drug possession and in 2012 he was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and drug possession, court records show.