DMX was indicted late yesterday (July 23) in Arizona on charges of using a false identity to avoid paying medical expenses, prosecutors in Phoenix announced.

The charges stem from an incident were the troubled rapper visited a local hospital and allegedly gave the name "Troy Jones" in order to avoid paying for stay at the medical facility. He was arrested last week on suspicion of the charges.

A newspaper report at the time quoted an witness who overheard X say the bill would go to someone in the projects.

The rapper, who maintains a home in the state, has incurred a string of legal problems between Florida and Miami in the past two months.

In May of this year, X was first arrested for speeding in Arizona. Then later, he was picked up on animal cruelty charges.

He was then busted in Florida twice, once on driving charges, and a second time for attempting to purchase cocaine from an undercover policeman.

So far DMX has not faced penalty for his actions.---Nino "Dubs" DeLuca