VAN NUYS — Rapper Soulja Boy — who was arrested final month on suspicion of violating his probation after officers allegedly discovered a firearm at his Hollywood Hills residence — was charged as we speak with two felony counts of unlawful possession of weapons, together with a handgun that was reported stolen from a police car.
The 26-yr-previous Grammy-nominated rapper, whose actual identify is DeAndre Cortez Method, appeared in a Van Nuys courtroom and pleaded not responsible Monday to at least one felony rely every of possession of an assault weapon and possession of a firearm in violation of probation and one misdemeanor rely of receiving stolen property.
He’s due again in courtroom on Feb. 28, when a date is predicted to be set for a preliminary listening to to find out if there’s enough proof to proceed to trial.
The felony grievance states that Soulja Boy had a Mini Draco AR-IS assault weapon and a Glock 21 .forty five-caliber handgun that was reported stolen from a Huntington Seashore police car.
Prosecutors introduced earlier this month that they have been referring the case to the Metropolis Lawyer’s Workplace for consideration of legal fees. That call apparently modified, with the District Lawyer’s Workplace as an alternative submitting the fees Monday. It was not instantly clear what prompted the change.
Police stated officers discovered the weapons about 7 a.m. Dec. 15 on the rapper’s residence within the 3200 block of Dos Palos Drive.
A police spokeswoman stated she didn’t know why officers have been on the house, however TMZ.com reported that the rapper allegedly made some on-line threats involving weapons, and somebody referred to as police.
Based on a metropolis lawyer’s spokesman, Means had been arrested in 2014 in Granada Hills and was subsequently convicted of carrying a loaded firearm in a car.
Approach’s two-yr probation time period was as a result of finish this month, based on the Los Angeles Occasions, which reported that Method additionally had a medicine and weapons- associated arrest in 2011 in Georgia.
Approach faces greater than 4 years in jail if convicted as charged.