News: Bounty Killer Turns Himself Over To Police

Friday, Jul 10, 2009 10:38AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Dancehall artist Rodney "Bounty Killer" Price has reportedly turned himself in to police after being accused of assaulting a man.

Killer was reportedly slapped with a felony charge over the incident which allegedly took place around 2007.

Jamaican rapper Bounty Killer has turned himself in after police accused him of assaulting a man outside a nightclub. Attorney Thomas Tavares-Finson said Thursday that his client was charged with illegal possession of a firearm and unlawful wounding and assault. Police say the incident happened two years ago. (Baltimore Sun)

He last made headlines after traffic charges earlier this year.

Traffic court spokeswoman Alicia Dennis says Killer is accused of running through seven red lights. Police have charged him with refusing a breathalyzer test, obstructing traffic and disobeying a red light. He appeared in court in February 2009 and will stand trial May 12. His attorney refused to comment. (Associated Press)

The reggae artist also had a run-in with police last summer.

Bounty Killer already had been charged with using profanity while performing at the island's Reggae Sumfest in July. It was his second arrest at the annual festival. He was detained in 2001 after an altercation with another performer. (Express Night Out)

Killer's music has also garnered him a past Grammy nomination.

2002's Ghetto Dictionary: The Mystery was nominated for a Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Later in 2002, Bounty Killer guested on hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz' solo debut, G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, specifically on the single "Guilty." (All Music)

No further information has been released on Bounty Killer.

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