YNW Bortlen, friend of YNW Melly and co-respondent in the Double murder case of Florida rapper following the deaths of YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy in 2018, was arrested after violating the conditions of his provisional release.
According to documents obtained by XXL today (April 12), Bortlen, born Cortlen Henry, was arrested and indicted by the Miami-Dade Police Department on April 8 after an out-of-county arrest warrant was issued for the arrest of Bortlen by the Miramar Police Department.
Bortlen and Melly were both arrested by the Miramar, Florida law enforcement agency in 2019 in connection with their alleged involvement in the murders of affiliates YNW Juvy and YNW Sakchaser. Bortlen was charged around the time of two counts of first degree murder and two counts of complicity in the killings. YNW Melly and YNW Bortlen were accused by police of organizing the murders as a drive-by shootout.
According to Bortlen’s April 8 arrest affidavit, he was considered a fugitive and wanted in Broward County, Fla. He is also being held in Miami without bail.
In May 2020, YNW Bortlen secured $ 90,000 bail and placed under house arrest. However, based on his failure to comply affidavit, dated April 5, Bortlen was allowed to leave his residence to work on March 27 and was subsequently followed to a private residence and a King of strip club. Diamonds in Miami. The next day, March 28, the 21-year-old rapper was also allowed to leave his home for work, but was followed to the Playhouse Gentleman’s Club and the G5 Gentleman’s Club – both sites are strip clubs in the Miami area.
Bortlen visiting strip clubs in Miami, a blatant violation of his provisional release, prompted the warrant to be issued, resulting in his bail being revoked. The warrant document notes that Bortlen – called the defendant – had “misbehaved” and “violated the terms of his release.”
Although YNW Bortlen initially received bail last summer, YNW Melly was not. Despite Melly claiming to have tested positive for coronavirus in April of last year, he was not released prematurely and remains behind bars in Florida.
A little over a month after the release of Bortlen, he released the track “Been Thru” with an accompanying visual.
XXL contacted the Miramar Police Department, Miami-Dade Police Department, Broward County Sheriff’s Office, and attorney for YNW Bortlen for comment on this matter.
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