Details have emerged in Chief Keef’s arrest in December 2011 stemming from an incident where he pointed a handgun at officers. According to DNAInfo.com, Keef left his grandmother’s home holding a coat over his hands in front of his waistband. A policeman stopped to question the rapper, who dropped the coat, flashed a blue-steel handgun and ran away. Officers chased then 16-year-old Keef, who turned around several times and pointed the gun at them. The policemen “discharged their weapons,” but missed. They caught him a half-block later and recovered the pistol, which was loaded. Keef was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm on a police officer and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He was also given a misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest. The “I Don’t Like” rapper will return to court later this month for a probation violation hearing forconducting an interview at a gun range and failing to complete his GED before deadline. If he in fact violated his probation, it is unclear how much time the 17-year-old would serve. In some cases, underage felons are detained with adults at Cook County jail. via:hiphopdx
Chief Keef just caught a break. A judge ruled earlier today that the teenager was not in violation of his probation for moving, and will not be taken into custody. Juvenile Court Judge Carl Anthony Walker denied prosecutors‘ request that Keef be arrested for failing to inform his probation officer of his move to Northbrook, which is about 30 minutes from Chicago. In addition to not informing authorities of his move, prosecutors accused him of falling totally off the radar since the release of his Finally Rich debut. Keef showed up in court today, alongside his two managers and couldn’t understand why he’s being sought after asking, “Why they got a problem with my address?” After hearing testimony from Keef’s probation officer, the judge concluded that prosecutors didn’t present “any credible evidence,” to defend their claims.
Keef was living with his grandmother before the move, which was made to be closer to his manager, who has a recording studio in his home. Following failed attempts to contact the youngster, two officers went to his grandmother’s home, and found out that he had changed locations. Although this latest legal victory is a small step for Keef —born Keith Cozart, he’s still not out of the woods. Authorities are still after him for potentially violating his probation during an interview with Pitchfork Media which was conducted at a gun range. His tweets were also under investigation after he posted a joke about the death of rival rapper, Joseph “Lil JoJo” Coleman over the summer. via:hiphopwired