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The man suspected of breaking into rapper/actor LL Cool J’s home early Wednesday morning was in court Thursday and could face up to 38 years in prison.
On Wednesday, a man tried to burglarize the home of the NCIS: Los Angeles star, but he was home at the time. The man, later identified as Jonathan Kirby, 56, tripped LL’s alarm system and LL jumped into action, detaining Kirby until LAPD arrived at the scene. Kirby suffered a broken nose, jaw and ribs, while LL was not hurt.
Prosecutors charged Kirby with first-degree burglary with a person present and are seeking $1.1 million bail. If Kirby is convicted, he could face up to 38 years in jail.
According to The Los Angles Times, court documents show that he has a long criminal record, including a voluntary manslaughter charge in Texas in 1988. In the 1990s, he spent five years in jail for burglary and had another three-year stint after a 2005 petty theft conviction. He also has other criminal activities in Los Angeles and Orange counties listed on his criminal record.
LL Cool J was born James Todd Smith and is known for songs like “Mama Said Knock You Out.” He currently plays a special agent on CBS’s hit NCIS spin-off and also starred in S.W.A.T. and Any Given Sunday.