A few weeks ago, NBA Youngboy was arrested by LAPD. This is after he was pulled over and then got out of his vehicle to flee on foot. The Louisiana rapper was then tracked down by a K-9. He was then put in FBI custody as he had an outstanding warrant and was wanted for gun charges from a drug bust in his hometown of Baton Rouge back in September.
Youngboy almost received a $540,000 bond this week but now, that has been struck down by a Louisiana judge, according to XXL. The bond was initially granted by a judge in California. With the one in Louisiana not approving of this, Youngboy will remain in prison until his trial takes place. The bond was initially denied on March 30.
“No condition or combination of conditions will reasonably assure the safety of the community if the Defendant is allowed bond before trial,” said in court documents. “Defendant’s criminal history includes violent crimes, and the crime for which Defendant has been indicted involved possession of a firearm. Defendant attempted to flee during his arrest, which is indicative of a lack of respect for law enforcement and the law. Defendant also has a history of drug use.”
If Youngboy were to have been released by the California judge, he would’ve had to pay up the $540k, collateral of his properties that are worth $1.2 million, being drug tested, and also adhering to wearing an ankle monitor. Youngboy also missed out on a recent drug test, so this may have played a role in the Louisiana judge denying bond.
The Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana also submitted a motion last month requesting that Youngboy stay incarcerated. He stated that the rapper is a “risk” and “danger to the community.” Currently, Youngboy faces 5-10 years in prison. The trial date also still isn’t finalized.
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