Dancehall artist Bounty Killer was arrested last night (September 18th) in Jamaica for allegedly beating a woman in his apartment.According to police, Bounty Killer is facing assault charges for striking the woman, who turned up at a police station badly bruised and bleeding, near the artist’s residence in St. Andrews.
“She turned up here sometime after six and said that he used a hammer to beat her up,” said Deputy Superintendent, Altermoth Campbell.
Bounty Killer, born Rodney Price, will stand before a judge sometime next week to answer the charges.
Just this past April, Bounty Killer was arrested by the Constant Springs Police, for striking his girlfriend.
He then allegedly called the woman and threatened her in the presence of the police.
All of the charges were dropped against Bounty Killer in that incident, because the woman eventually dropped the charges against the artist.
It is unclear if the woman assaulted last night is the same woman who was beat in April of 2010.
Bounty Killer is also facing previous charges for possessing a firearm, possession of marijuana and other charges.
The dancehall artist has collaborated with a number of rappers and artists, including No Doubt, Mya, Wyclef Jean, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz, Capone-N-Noreaga and others.