Fugitive rapper DMX is back behind bars after U.S. federal officers tracked him down to an island off the coast of Florida.
A bench warrant was issued for the star's arrest after he missed a court appearance in Arizona on Friday (5Dec08), where he was due to face charges of drug possession, identity theft and animal cruelty.
A $5,000 (GBP3,425) was offered for his capture, and FBI agents tracked him down to a residence on Palm Island, off Miami Beach, on Tuesday (9Dec08), reports TMZ.com.
DMX - real name Earl Simmons - is currently being held in Miami-Dade County jail.
A bench warrant was also issued on the rapper - who has been arrested numerous times over the past year - in September (08) when he missed a previous appearance at an Arizona court after being hospitalised for symptoms reportedly associated with a stroke. He later appeared for a short hearing.