Tracked by his media colleagues, Ghalib, 36, surrendered Wednesday to face felony charges for allegedly trying to run over a process server. He pleaded innocent in a Van Nuys Superior Court and was released on $110,000 bail.
He also went to the police station for formal booking on the warrant, and visited a bail bondsman.
On Tuesday, prosecutors charged Ghalib with assault with a deadly weapon, hit-and-run and battery, all worth up to seven years in prison if convicted. The charges include special allegations: use of a deadly weapon – a car – and great bodily injury.
The charges stem from a Feb. 11 incident at Ghalib’s apartment in which Ghalib allegedly tried to assault a process server by running into him. The process server was attempting to serve a restraining order obtained by Spears’s father.
• Reporting by PERNILLA CEDENHEIM and LORENZO BENET