The man accused of attacking comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance in Los Angeles earlier this month now faces attempted murder charges – for a totally different incident.
Isaiah Lee, 23, is charged with stabbing his roommate during a fight in transitional housing last December, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
“Following media reports on the Chappelle case,” a statement from the prosecutor’s office said, “the victim recently identified Lee as the person who carried out the assault he had previously reported to police.”
“Given the nature and severity of the December attack, Mr. Lee now faces felony charges that my office will pursue,” Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón said in the statement. .
Lee pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court Thursday to face attempted murder charges.
CNN has reached out to Lee’s attorney for comment.
Lee is accused of jumping onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in early May and attacking Chappelle.
LAPD spokeswoman Officer Lizeth Lomeli told CNN at the time that Chappelle “had finished his act and as he walked off stage, a man who was in the audience jumped onto the stage. and tackled (d) this celebrity to the ground.”
Police described the weapon they believe was taken from the suspect as a replica handgun, which also included a knife blade.
Lee faces four misdemeanor charges in the Chappelle case. He pleaded not guilty to all charges. Chelsea Padilla, Lee’s attorney, told a judge he was receiving mental health services from a local nonprofit.
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