News: Bump J Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For $100K Bank Robbery

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2009 10:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Chicago rapper Terrance "Bump J" Boykin has reportedly been sentenced to ten years behind bars for his role in a 2007 bank robbery in Illinois.

He received the sentence Tuesday (September 29) afternoon.

J has been sentenced to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to a bank robbery in 2007. He was arrested in November 2008 during a routine traffic stop in Illinois and was charged as one of two gunmen suspected of robbing a Chicago Chase Bank in January 2007. Boykin received the minimum sentence. He will serve seven years for illegally holding a gun and 37 months for his part in the bank robbery, to be served consecutively - minus the time he has already spent in jail. The bank robbery was caught on surveillance camera. (PR Inside)

The rapper accepted a plea bargain to avoid serving life behind bars and confessed to the robbery last month.

Faced with a possible life sentence in federal prison, Chicago rapper Terrance Boykin, aka Bump J, accepted a plea deal that carries a minimum seven year sentence. In the plea deal signed June 26, Boykin admitted his guilt in the Jan. 4, 2007 robbery of the Chase Bank, 800 Madison St., which netted $108,135. He also admitted threatening bank employees with a gun.Under federal sentencing guidelines, Boykin, 28, faced between 37 and 46 months in prison for the bank robbery itself, but life in prison for menacing bank employees with a .45 caliber handgun. He will be required to serve a mandatory minimum seven years on the charge of brandishing a gun during a crime of violence. He's scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Charles R. Norgle on Sept. 1. (Wednesday Journal)

He was previously arrested last November and charged with the robbery.

Federal authorities attained the rapper earlier this week after he was stopped by local police during a routine traffic stop. He has been the target of a nationwide search by Chicago FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force since September 2008. J was indicted before a federal grand jury on one count of bank robbery and violation of federal firearms statutes. A witness believes there were two men, including J, involved in the January 4 robbery of a Chase Bank where the robbers were equipped with handguns and forced bank employees to hand over more than $100,000. (WBBM News)

The rapper made a name for himself through collaborations alongside other established Chicago artists.

Bumpy J who was once signed to Atlantic Records, has recorded songs with fellow Chi-town rappers Kanye West and Rhymefest and has dropped several mixtapes including 2006's DJ Drama hosted Chicagorilla. (SOHH)

Check out a past Bump J interview below:

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