After being arrested last month on an arrest warrant, YoungBoy never broke again will remain behind bars until trial on his recent gun charges.
According to court documents obtained by XXL today (April 1), a Louisiana judge ruled that the petition for NBA YoungBoy, born Kentrell Gaulden, to be held without bail pending trial be granted. Previously, a magistrate judge in California, where YoungBoy Never Broke Again was arrested after fleeing from police late last month– granted the High rhyming on March 23, which included $ 540,000 in cash, guarantees in the form of two properties valued at $ 1.5 million, drug tests, an ankle monitor and more. The bail had a 48-hour window and was then transferred to Louisiana, where YoungBoy’s warrant was issued following his arrest in September 2020. At this point, it was up to the Louisiana judge to decide whether the rapper would be released on bail.
The interim United States attorney for the middle district of Louisiana filed a motion on March 25 to maintain YoungBoy never broke again, born Kentrell Gaulden, held without bail until his preliminary hearing and then also without bail. In the case, the US attorney considered YoungBoy to be a risk and a “danger to the community.”
The court document states: “The government will present evidence of Gaulden’s previous history of ignoring probation conditions. This evidence, coupled with his brazen attempt to evade arrest in this case, corroborates the fear that Gaulden presents a risk of flight. Indeed, before knowing the potential danger he finds himself in, Gaulden sought to escape capture. Now that he knows the seriousness of these offenses, the temptation to flee is greater. Additionally, Gaulden’s criminal history includes violent offenses. “
The case continues: “He is charged with possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, and he was in possession of another weapon despite having fled law enforcement at the time of his arrest. When his gun possession is combined with his violent crime, attempts to flee law enforcement, which included a high-speed chase in and around a neighborhood that included a college, and his ubiquitous marijuana use Gaulden presents clearly and convincingly a danger to the community. “
The state attorney added that the California judge’s ruling was based on “Gaulden’s significant wealth and assets and his apparent ability to post bail, despite the recommendation of the Department of Probation and Probation Services. United States that the accused poses a risk of danger and that there is no condition or combination of conditions that could ensure the safety of the community. “
The 21-year-old artist has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm manufactured in violation of national firearms law.
In response to the aforementioned motion to detain NBA YoungBoy without bail, the Louisiana judge ordered on March 30 that the rapper remain in jail. The judge said that based on BoyDefendant’s Offenses and Criminal History “No condition or combination of conditions will reasonably ensure the safety of the community if the defendant is granted a pre-trial bond.” gun. The accused tried to flee during his arrest, indicating a lack of respect for the police and the law. The accused also has a history of drug use. “
The rapper can, however, request a review of his detention if future evidence allows him to do so.
As previously reported, YoungBoy Never Broke Again was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI in Los Angeles on March 22. After being arrested by officials, the rapper left, leading the police in a high-speed chase. He then fled on foot and was later found in part thanks to LAPD police dogs. An LAPD helicopter also helped find the rapper. A loaded gun was also found in the car NBA YoungBoy was driving. It should be noted that he was the only person in the car. He is also a convicted felon, who prohibits the possession of a firearm.
YoungBoy’s arrest stems from a warrant issued in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was arrested last September. after police were called to a vacant lot where he was filming a music video. The police arrived at the scene in response to a call for arms brandished during the video shooting. YoungBoy and 15 others were arrested. After searching the premises, police found 14 guns, three grams of marijuana, a dose of hydrocodone in a transparent bag and digital scales.
YoungBoy faced multiple drug charges, but was only officially charged with one drug charge at the time. He was then released.
XXL has reached out to representatives of YoungBoy Never Broke Again, the LAPD, the United States attorney for Middle District Louisiana for comment.
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