Gucci Mane is facing up to 20 years in prison stemming from two September incidents where he threatened police with his gun. A federal court on Tuesday charged him with two felonies of possessing firearms.
The "Lemonade" rapper, whose birth name is Radric Davis, was arrested in Atlanta on Sep. 14 after a friend of the artist alerted police with concerns about his Davis' peculiar behavior. Police found Davis and began speaking with him when the rapper became "increasingly agitated" and began threatening the police officers. It was discovered that day that Davis was carrying a small amount of marijuana and a handgun, which breaks his parole releases since he is a convicted felon. The rapper was charged that day with disorderly conduct, marijuana possession and carrying a handgun.
Just two days before the arrest, on Sep. 12, Davis was found in possession of a firearm, according to the federal prosecutors' release. "On September 12, 2013, Davis, who was a felon at the time, was found in possession of a firearm," the release said. "Then, just two days later, on September 14, he again possessed a firearm different from the earlier gun. On both occasions, Davis displayed the loaded firearm, acted erratically, and made threats to individuals, including police and his attorney."
Davis' arrest has involved a whole group of authorities, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Atlanta police. "We cannot tolerate convicted felons ignoring the law by carrying firearms and endangering our citizens," Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said.
"This is how people get hurt, and we are committed to ensuring that convicted felons not have guns," U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates added.
Every time a felon is caught in possession of a firearm he or she carries the risk of up to ten years in prison along with a fine of up to $250,000. Unfortunately for Davis, who has been charged with two possessions of firearms, will most likely be looking at 20 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines.
Davis appeared in court on Nov. 19 before a judge and remains in custody while the pending trial is taking place. This is the latest incident in a long pattern of legal issues involving Gucci Mane, who has been sentenced to jail numerous times on charges including battery, assault, and numerous parole and probation violations.