The man who hopped on stage to attack Dave Chappelle during a stand-up set at the Hollywood Bowl is being charged with attempted murder in a separate incident involving his former roommate.
According to reports, Isaiah Lee, 23, was charged with attempted murder in connection with a physical altercation with his roommate at a transitional housing facility ended with Lee stabbing the man. Lee pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge.
Authorities say the publicity from the Chappelle attack helped them identify Lee and his connection to the transitional housing incident. “The publicity generated by the attack on Mr. Chappelle helped police solve this crime,” District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement. “The incident that occurred at the Hollywood Bowl was misdemeanor conduct and rightfully referred to the City Attorney’s Office. Based on the nature and severity of the December attack, Mr. Lee is now facing felony charges which my office will prosecute.”