Gucci Mane Indicted: Rapper Could Get 20 Years For Gun PossessionBy: Val Powell - December 3, 2013
Rapper Gucci Mane has been indicted by a federal court on charges of possessing a firearm. ABC reports that the rapper possessed guns on two different occasions in September and threatened a police officer according to U.S. attorney’s office in Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta. The rapper whose real name is Radric Davis, was indicted on November 19 by a federal grand jury.
Prosecutors said that Davis was found with a gun on September 12 and another gun on September 14. The prosecutors further said that the 33-year-old rapper acted erratically on both occasions and threatened people with the guns.
“On September 12 this year, Davis, who was a felon at the time, was found in possession of a firearm,” the prosecutor said. “Then, just two days later, on September 14th, 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 was taken into police custody after he became agitated and threatened people. “This is how people get hurt, and we are committed to ensuring that convicted felons not have guns,” U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said.
Drew Findling, the rapper’s lawyer, said that he will decide on what action to take after reviewing information in the case.
According to the indictment, Davis pleaded no contest to two felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon in October. Davis was also convicted in 2005 for being in possession of marijuana.
In the same year, Davis was charged with murder but the charges were dropped because of insufficient evidence. In 2010 he was again arrested for violating traffic laws but the charges were dropped as well. Earlier this year, he was arrested after he hit a man over the head with a bottle.
Each charge of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon comes with up to 10 years of prison time and up to $250,000 in fines. Gucci allegedly possessed two firearms. If convicted of gun possession the ‘Servin‘ rapper could be serving a maximum of 20 years behind bars.