New York, NY – Dave East reportedly surrendered to the New York Police Department on Tuesday (October 2) for an alleged assault on a man who was leaving a party cruise. According to TMZ, he was charged with misdemeanor assault and released.
The Harlem-bred MC is accused of punching 28-year-old Joel Rosario near Pier 40 in July near the Hudson River Park marina.
Rosario claims he didn’t have an altercation with East or provoke him in any way, and he’s baffled by the alleged incident.
TMZ reached out to East’s attorney, Stacey Richman, who said, “We appeared as requested at the police precinct and we look forward to reviewing the criminal court complaint and investigating. My client is an absolute gentleman.”
The night of the alleged assault, Rosario was treated for a laceration above his eye.
HipHopDX reached out to the NYPD for comment but didn’t hear back at the time of publication.