Foogiano was arrested in Memphis.
According to inmate records obtained by XXL, the 1017 Records The artist, born Kwame Brown, was arrested and booked into Shelby County Jail in Memphis today (March 11). Foogiano was accused of being a fugitive from justice without a warrant.
It’s unclear why Foogiano, who is from Greensboro, Ga., Was in Memphis, but it could be related to the memorial held for the brother of his 1017 Records label mate, Shy teddy bear, who is from Memphis. Pooh’s brother was recently killed.
Based on a report in the Athens-Banner Herald On December 29, 2020, Foogiano was wanted in Greenboro County, Georgia after allegedly removing his court-ordered ankle monitor and missing for two weeks. Following his disappearance, it is presumed that an arrest warrant was pending against the Baby Gutta rapper.
According to the local report, the 27-year-old rhymer was given a blood pressure monitor and ordered to remain in his home state of Georgia after being arrested for possession of a gun by a convicted felon in the Barrow County, Ga., December 6. , 2020. The arrest was a violation of his probation stemming from a previous conviction for burglary.
Foogiano was released from Greene County Jail on December 14, 2020, after appearing in Greene County Superior Court on a $ 50,000 cash bond after violating his probation. However, an agent from the Georgia Department of Community Services received a notice the same day Foogiano was released that his monitor was tampered with. The Herald-Journal reports that the ankle bracelet was found on the side of a highway in County Barrow, Georgia, with straps that appeared to be “melted.”
County Greene is about an hour from County Barrow, where he was originally arrested. As for what prompted the Dec. 14, 2020 arrest, a Barrow County Sheriff’s Deputy has apparently stopped Foogiano’s 2006 Chrysler 300 for a faulty brake light and too dark windows on his vehicle. A man from Greensboro, Ga., Drove the car while Foogiano was a passenger in the backseat. Law enforcement reportedly smelled marijuana and conducted a car search, in which they recovered a Glock 19 9mm pistol with a Viridian laser light attached near where the rapper was sitting. A large amount of money was also found.
Once the police have determined that Foogiano is a convicted felon, he was asked about the gun and allegedly told the officer that “he said he was a famous rapper and must have a gun because rappers were being shot “.
Two other people were in the car: a woman from Mississippi and another man from Greensboro, Georgia. They were both released. The driver also had a gun, but it was not forbidden to carry it.
Foogiano, a booming Georgian rapper known for his hit single “Molly”, released his project Baby Gutta, Last year. Most recently he appeared on the track “I Know” with 42 Dugg and TG Kommas.
XXL contacted a representative of Foogiano for comment.
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