NBA YoungBoy, a rapper, has been freed from jail six months after being arrested for illegally possessing weapons.
Following his arrest on allegations of “illegal possession of guns by a felon and possession of an unregistered weapon,” the rapper was freed on “major restrictions” and placed under house arrest in Louisiana on Friday, October 22.
His lawyer revealed to Rolling Stone on Friday that the rapper was given $1.5 million bail and placed under house arrest, among other tight restrictions, while awaiting trial in his home Louisiana.
The rapper will be under 24-hour house arrest in Utah, where he owns a home, according to Louisiana’s daily newspaper The Advocate. He also has to make an appearance before a judge in Los Angeles next week.
In March, the “Bandit” rapper was detained in Los Angeles. The arrest occurred from a cocaine and firearms bust in Louisiana in September 2020. Authorities stated that when he was detained for narcotics possession in Baton Rouge, the rapper had a.45 pistol and an unlicensed 9mm handgun on him.
YoungBoy was arrested for possession of guns because he had a history of offenses, including violent assault. The judge presiding over the case first ordered that YoungBoy should remain in jail while awaiting trial, noting that he was “prone to irresponsible, unlawful, and hazardous behavior” and that no amount of bond would secure public safety.