A day after being pepper sprayed and arrested by Atlanta police, Southern rapper Gucci Mane has reportedly had traffic violation charges against him dropped.
Details on the dropped charges were revealed online Wednesday (November 3).
Charges against rapper Gucci Mane were dropped Wednesday, following an arrest Tuesday in Atlanta, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The rapper had been charged with obstruction of officers, interference with government property, reckless driving and other counts. Gucci Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, was held overnight and then released, according to the paper, after charges were dropped “for want of prosecution. (CBS News)
A rundown of what allegedly took place has also been revealed.
Mane, real name Radric Davis, was behind the wheel of his white Hummer around 11:30 a.m. driving “at a high rate of speed,” per an off-duty cop. The officer quickly dispatched on-duty officers, who tracked the SUV to a nearby auto body shop, where Mane was involved in a heated argument. When cops attempted to break it up, Mane allegedly struck the other man, whose name was not released. Mane refused to submit to police, according to the incident report, and wound up on the receiving end of some pepper spray. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital to be checked out before he was checked in to Fulton County Jail. (E! Online)
Last month, Gucci was reported to have checked in to a drug rehabilitation center located in Georgia.
Turns out Narcotics Anonymous isn’t so anonymous after all. An NA attendee tells OZONE that their regularly scheduled meeting last night was interrupted by a nearly hour-long standoff outside the facility at Riverwoods Psychiatric Center in Riverdale, GA (on the south side of Atlanta). Reportedly, members of Gucci Mane’s entourage – including his manager and lawyer – pleaded with the rapper to get help, causing quite a scene outside the hospital. His lawyer constantly reminded him that rehabilitation was the only alternative to facing more jail time and ultimately Gucci relented, turning himself in for a 28-day program around 8 PM on October 14th. (Ozone Mag)
In November 2009, Gucci Mane was sent to jail for violating his probation before eventually getting released last May.
Mane has been sent back to Fulton County Jail in Atlanta for probation violation. Sources close to the Atlanta rapper say Gucci attended a court hearing earlier today to determine whether or not he’d have to serve time for an unspecified infraction that violated the conditions of his probation. He was sentenced to 12 months, but could end up serving only six with good behavior. This doesn’t mark the first time Gucci violates his probation. The rapper was sent to the same jail for only completing 25 out of a required 600 hours of community service in relation to a prior assault charge. (BET)
Check out some recent Gucci Mane footage down below: