2013 has been a rough year to be Gucci Mane. His most recent troubles include a public meltdown on Twitter and subsequent arrest for disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana and a handgun. Now CNN reports that according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia Gucci (né Radric Davis) was charged today in a federal court for two counts of possession of a firearm. Read more below.
'On September 12, 2013, Davis, who was a felon at the time, was found in possession of a firearm,' [a news] release said. '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.'
Atlanta police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, who are investigating the incident, applauded the arrest. Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said in a statement, 'We cannot tolerate convicted felons ignoring the law by carrying firearms and endangering our citizens.'
Added U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, 'This is how people get hurt, and we are committed to ensuring that convicted felons not have guns.'
A federal grand jury indicted Davis on November 19. He made an initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker and was detained in custody pending trial. Each charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
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