Gucci Mane indicted on federal gun charges in Atlanta

The rapper faces up to 20 years in federal prison.
Posted By Kate Stanton  |  Dec. 3, 2013 at 5:55 PM
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Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Rapper Gucci Mane appeared in court Tuesday where a federal court indicted him on two counts of gun possession by a convicted felon.

The charges stem from two September incidents when prosecutors said the 33-year-old Atlanta native, real name Radric Davis, was found with a firearm. If convicted, Davis faces up to 20 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.

"On September 12, 2013, Davis, who was a felon at the time, was found in possession of a firearm," the federal prosecutor said in a release. "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."

"We cannot tolerate convicted felons ignoring the law by carrying firearms and endangering our citizens," Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said in a statement.

Davis' legal troubles started in 2001, when he was sentenced to 90 days in jail on cocaine charges. In 2005, he was charged with murder in the shooting death of a man who threatened his home. Davis claimed self-defense and the charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence. In an unrelated incident, Davis pleaded no contest to the aggravated assault of a nightclub owner.

He served three months of a six-month jail sentence back in 2011. He pled guilty to battery, reckless conduct and disorderly conduct after pushing a woman out of his car.

[Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CNN, Rolling Stone]

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