News: Chief Keef's Pal Arrested Again On Serious Felony Charge

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 6:30PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Chicago rapper Chief Keef's hometown associate Lil Durk is making some bad press today (June 5) as reports claim he found himself in handcuffs on a felony weapon charge.

According to reports, the arrest went down Wednesday morning in Chi-Town.

A rapper associated with Chief Keef, the teen who's made news for his music and arrests, was arrested again for a gun violation early Wednesday in the South Side's Englewood neighborhood. Durk D. Banks, 20, of Melrose Park, was charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to Chicago Police. A rapper associated with Chief Keef, the teen who's made news for his music and arrests, was arrested again for a gun violation early Wednesday in the South Side's Englewood neighborhood. Durk D. Banks, 20, of Melrose Park, was charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to Chicago Police. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Durk's last notable run-in with law enforcement dates back two years ago.

Banks was sent to prison in 2011 after police caught him with a gun with its serial numbers defaced. He was arrested in the 6400 block of South Eggleston Avenue -- also in the Englewood neighborhood -- and pleaded guilty. He was released on July 27 last year and was scheduled to complete his parole at the end of July, according to state records. (Chicago Tribune)

The rapper is most known for building a buzz around Chief Keef.

Lil Durk has performed with South Side rappers Chief Keef, Lil Reese and other members of the Keef-owned record label Glory Boyz Entertainment. Chief Keef, 17, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was convicted of pointing a gun at a Chicago Police officer and later sentenced to juvenile detention for violating his parole when he shot guns for a video interview for music website Pitchfork. (CBS Local)

Earlier this year, Keef served time in juvenile detention for violating his probation by being at a gun range during an interview.

It's official: 17-year-old Chicago rapper Chief Keef is heading to jail over violating the terms of his parole. According to DNAinfo Chicago, Keef -- whose real name is Keith Cozart -- was sentenced to 60 days of juvenile detentionfor his probation violation in St. Charles, Ill., on Wednesday. Idris "Peeda Pan" Abdul Wahid, part of Cozart's management team, told Complex that, "overall, I think it's the best decision to satisfy everybody." (Huffington Post)

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