Employee of 50 Cent Facing Weapons and Assault Charges
Dwayne “Hove” McKenzie, who works for 50 Cent and resides at his Farmington, Conn. mansion, was arrested on Sunday (October 14) on weapons and assault charges for allegedly pistol-whipping a club promoter. According to the Hartford Courant, McKenzie stands accused of assaulting promoter Howard Allison at around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday (October 10) after the man refused to announce an after-party at 50’s home during the reopening of local nightspot Club Life.
According to a police report, McKenzie pulled up to Allison in a 2007 Cadillac Escalade as the man was getting out of his car and questioned him about the snub. After a discussion, Allison started to walk away when McKenzie asked him, “Are We Good?” Allison reportedly replied, "Hell no, you don't call someone up threatening to smack them because they don't big you up in the club." At that point, Allison claims, McKenzie put his arm around his shoulder and hit him in the chin and right eye with a pistol that then fell to the ground. McKenzie then told Allison to “call the cops” and got into his vehicle and left.
McKenzie made the news last August when he discharged a pistol outside of a Hartford nightclub after a man tried to rob him of a $100,000 chain. The state attorney’s office did not prosecute McKenzie in that case because he had a permit for the weapon at the time, although he has since lost his right to carry a weapon. Police picked McKenzie up at around 1:00 a.m. Sunday on a warrant and found that he had two weapons in his possession at the time. He was arraigned on Monday on two counts of carrying a pistol without a permit, two counts of second-degree assault and one count of weapons in a motor vehicle. McKenzie is being held on $750,000 bail, but is expected to be released today. He is due back in court on November 6.
Dwayne “Hove” McKenzie, the same employee/housemate of 50 Cent's who made noise in August after firing his gun outside a Hartford, CT nightclub, is in trouble again.