A Bay Area rapper pleaded not guilty in Solano County Superior Court on Monday to numerous charges in connection with an alleged July 2 assault on a Vacaville woman.
Steven N. Davison, 37, appeared at his arraignment in the Fairfield courtroom of Judge Peter B. Foor where officials from the Solano County District Attorney's Office filed a complaint alleging he committed a lewd act; sexual penetration against the victim's will; battery on a person inflicting serious bodily injury; assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury; threatening a crime with the intent to terrorize; and false imprisonment.
Vacaville Police responded to the alleged assault at an Allison Drive apartment complex on the night of July 2.
According to police, the attack happened around 9:38 p.m., after the victim went to visit Davison at the complex. The encounter escalated to Davison allegedly hitting and kicking the victim multiple times before she ran, partially clothed and screaming, from the apartment, police said.
Davison, who reportedly earned the moniker "PSD tha Drivah," for his exceptional driving skills, led responding officers on a short car pursuit through the streets of Vacaville before the chase was called off because of safety concerns, authorities said. According to Solano County Jail booking records he was taken into custody on Thursday in Fairfield.
Foor initially set Davison's bail at $100,000, but prosecuting Deputy
Officials said Davison was recently released from federal custody after serving 48 months in prison on a drug offense. Davison was arrested on July 14, 2008 after screeners at Sacramento International Airport discovered that a large bulge in his pants was actually 6,000 Ecstasy pills, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.