As previously reported, Don Cornelius was arrested last month after allegedly getting into a dispute with an unnamed person at his home.
The alleged victim was female but police will not say if the person was his wife.
The former "Soul Train" host has been charged with three counts of spousal battery, one count of dissuading a witness from making a police report, and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.
If Cornelius is convicted of all of the charges filed by the L.A. City Attorney it may land him in jail for five years. The charges, all misdemeanors, are said to be from two separate incidents.
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