Lil Reese, sleeping in car, arrested for mob action

CHICAGO, April 29 (UPI) -- Rapper Lil Reese was sleeping in a car in Chicago when he was arrested on charges of trespassing, mob action and battery, court documents indicate.

The charges are tied to a Feb. 1, 2012, incident in Champaign County when he allegedly trespassed to a residence while people were there, the documents indicate, citing mob action and battery but offering no further details.


Champaign County Sheriff's Office officials refused to comment on the charges because the 20-year-old rap star, whose real name is Tavares Taylor, was not in their custody, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Taylor made a brief appearance in Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago Sunday and was held in lieu of a $100,000 bail, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Taylor was found by Chicago police sleeping in a car around 4 a.m. Sunday, Cook County court documents indicated.

Police ran his name and found a warrant for his arrest, issued Thursday, on the charges, the documents said.

Taylor -- who has a deal with Def Jam Recordings, a label whose clients include Rihanna and Ludacris -- pleaded guilty to burglary charges in May 2010 and received two years of probation.

He sparked outrage on Twitter after an Oct. 24, 2012, video posted online allegedly showed Reese assaulting a woman.

The grainy video, which went viral, shows a man entering a residence and arguing with a young woman. The two then get into a physical altercation.

Taylor later acknowledged the video on his Twitter account and said the incident occurred "years ago."

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