An arrest warrant has been issued for Chad Johnson out of Broward County, Florida. The warrant stems from his domestic violence conviction involving ex-wife Evelyn Lozada last year. TMZ reports that the Broward County District Attorney’s Office says the former NFL player violated his probation by failing to report to his probation officer. A judge issued the warrant on May 7th. Once Johnson is in custody a hearing will be held to determine if he violated his probation. If so he could be sentenced to some jail time. Johnson still has hopes of landing with an NFL team this year. To do that he’s have to stay out of trouble off the field.
South Side rapper Lil Reese was caught sleeping in a car early Sunday and arrested on a warrant. The arrest warrant was issued Friday in Champaign County for Lil Reese, 20, whose birth name is Tavares Taylor. He was arrested about 4 a.m. Sunday in the 4400 block of South Wells Street after a police officer on patrol saw him sleeping in a vehicle, according to Cook County court documents.
The arrest warrant issued Thursday is connected to charges of criminal trespass to a residence with persons present, mob action and battery that allegedly took place in February 2012, according to the Champaign County Circuit Clerk‘s website and Cook County court documents. Officials at the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office would not give further information about the charges Sunday, saying they could not comment because Taylor is not in their custody. Taylor was being held in lieu of a $100,000 bail Sunday.
Gucci Mane will be in jail longer than he anticipated. A judge denied bond for the rapper who turned himself in on an arrest warrant issued over his alleged attack on a soldier. During his court appearance this morning bond was denied based on the many legal run-ins he has to his name. ”Mr. Davis has a history, we’re not going to skirt that issue, and that history made it difficult for him to get bond today,” attorney, Drew Findling, said. Gucci was charged with aggravated assault for reportedly cracking a bottle over the head of the soldier who wanted to take a picture with him at an Atlanta nightclub. The assault appears to be a growing pattern for the Atlanta native who is known to fly off the handle. He was previously ordered to shell out $60,000 to a woman he pushed out of a moving car, turned on his longtime friend, Waka Flocka Flame, by kicking him out of the Brick squad crew. In addition to the bottle-cracking debacle, a second victim has emerged accusing him of similar behavior. A man by the name of TJ claims to have been attacked by Gucci after asking for to take a picture with him at a Philly nightclub, last month.
Police in Georgia have charged a man believed to have gunned down rapper Justin “Yung Teddy” Mitchell earlier in the month, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports. Curley Dean Holden, goes by two different names, and is accused to shooting Mitchell as two women watched. Holden is believed to have forced his way into the home where Mitchell was, holding a gun to one woman’s neck and pointing the firearm at another, before committing the murder. The 23-year-old is also known as Willie Danyel Hunt and eluded authorities for nearly a month, before reportedly threatening another person’s life at a barbecue. “I want to break your jaw, and I’ll be happy,” Holden allegedly said while gripping his firearm.
He was arrested on Jan. 23, and charged with making terroristic threats. While in custody he was slapped with three counts of aggravated assault and murder, all stemming from Mitchell’s death. “The accused pointed a handgun in the direction of Mr. Mitchell and fired several times,” the arrest warrant reads. Holden has been to prison twice before, the most recent of which resulted in a release last summer after serving 18 months on drug charges and making false statements. In 2009 he served roughly seven months behind bars on a separate drug conviction. Less than a week after Mitchell’s death, police arrested a woman for sending him threats via text message. Mitchell posted screen shots of the correspondence online, and tweeted that someone wanted him dead, hours before he was shot.