Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Another couple of winners.............

7:06 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2011


Perhaps it would be more newsworthy to report that rapper Gucci Mane and his protege, Waka Flocka Flame, avoided trouble with law enforcement.  Both men were incarcerated Monday for separate infractions -- Gucci Mane, aka Radric Davis, in Fulton County, and Waka Flocka, the alias of Juaquin James Malphurs, in Henry County.  Gucci Mane was ordered back to jail by Fulton Superior Court Judge John Goger for violating terms of his probation -- the same offense that led to his incarceration for several months last winter. Records show he has been in the Fulton County Jail at least five times since 2005 on drug, aggravated assault and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges.

Waka Flocka, who turned himself in Monday, is being held on charges including drug and weapons possession as well as criminal street gang activity and a probation violation, according to jail records.
Henry County police arrested two people at Waka Flocka's home for possession of a minor amount of marijuana three weeks ago. The 24-year-old rapper was not home at the time -- but Gucci Mane was. He was handcuffed and then freed, according to reports, the second time in as many months that he was arrested but not charged.  Gucci Mane was briefly jailed in early November after an off-duty police officer reported seeing a white Hummer being driven recklessly on Northside Drive. Dispatched officers saw the Hummer outside an auto body shop where the rapper was arguing with another man.  Officers had to use pepper spray to subdue Gucci Mane, who was jailed overnight. But charges were dropped for "want of prosecution."

It appears doubtful Gucci Mane will be so lucky this time around. Goger reportedly told the rapper's attorneys Monday that prison time is inevitable. He's scheduled for a hearing Jan. 24.  Waka Flocka has kept pace with his mentor, returning to jail for the second time in less than a year. He was arrested in Houston County last March for leaving Georgia for a concert, which violated his probation from a 2006 incident. At the time he pleaded guilty to possession of a sawed-off shotgun and received four years probation, according to the Houston County Superior Court Clerk's office.

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