Zemarcuis Scott has received a five-year term of felony probation on each charge, with both running concurrently, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. Scott will have to pay a $1,000 fine, court costs, and take part in a mental health treatment. He also isn’t allowed on Texarkana Regional Airport property (where he tried to steal the jet) during his probation.
Scott attempted to take the jet from the airport during the early hours on July 4 to see Dex perform in Illinois, according to a probable cause affidavit and psychological evaluation report obtained by The Gazette.
When Scott took his shot, airport security personnel had already seen him jump the property’s fence around 2:30 a.m. and called the police. When officers arrived, Scott was sitting in the pilot’s seat, later telling investigators that he wasn’t worried about flying the jet. He thought he could operate it by simply pulling levers and pushing buttons.
He added that he’d been thinking about stealing a plane for around a month and had been eyeing that particular jet since 10 p.m. on July 3.
In August, Scott pleaded innocent to attempted commercial burglary and attempted theft of property. His attorney, Managing Public Defender Jason Mitchell asked for a mental evaluation for Scott to see if he was competent to stand trial. In December, it was found that Scott was indeed competent.
We’re not sure anyone should be so excited to attend a Dex concert, though. Back in October, after a performance at UC-Irvine went awry, a video surfaced of the Chicago rapper telling fans to get away from his car. After some refused to back off, Dex can be seen leaning out of his seat wielding what appears to be a gun.