Rapper Tone Loc sentenced to probation in domestic violence case

Rapper Tone Loc -- famous for his song "Wild Thing" -- was sentenced Monday to three years of probation and one year of anger management counseling after he pleaded no contest to possession of an assault weapon and domestic violence charges.

Loc, whose legal name is Anthony Smith, was also sentenced to one day in jail and ordered to complete 30 days of community service, according to Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Patrick Hegarty sentenced Smith, 45, in Burbank after the rapper pleaded no contest to one count each of possessing an unregistered assault weapon -- a Colt AR-15 Sporter -- and corporal injury to a spouse.

He was arrested June 18 in Burbank on suspicion of domestic violence after a woman called police and reported being assaulted by Smith.

Smith is best known for his 1989 hits “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina.”


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