Dave Chappelle attacker charged with attempted murder in alleged December stabbing

The armed assailant who was arrested earlier this month after storming a stage to attack comedian Dave Chappelle was also charged with attempted murder in December after he allegedly stabbed his roommate.

Isaiah Lee – who rushed onto the stage to attack Chappelle while carrying a replica handgun containing a knife – has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his housemate in transitional housing in December , according to a report by Deadline.

The 23-year-old pleaded not guilty to four counts, including assault and battery, possession of a deadly weapon with intent to assault, unauthorized access to the stage during a performance and commission of a act that delays the event or interferes with the performer.

Earlier this month, Chappelle’s attorney said the comedian was “upset” that Lee was not charged with a crime.

“It’s a travesty of justice that DA [George] Gascòn refuses to pursue this matter as a crime,” said Chappelle’s attorney Gabriel Colwell. “The city prosecutor, who filed the case, is doing his job, but DA Gascón should also do his job and charge this with a crime.”

Chappelle’s attorney said he believes the maximum sentence for the four misdemeanor counts is just 18 months in jail and a $4,000 fine if convicted.

Lee, who was originally convicted of “assault with a deadly weapon,” is believed to still be in jail instead of posting $30,000 bond.

If the armed assailant manages to get out on bail, he will be ordered to stay at least 100 yards from Chappelle and the Hollywood Bowl.

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