Tay-K Posts Jail Cell Photo After Being Charged With Felony for Having Phone Behind Bars

The surprising photo comes after the 18-year-old rapper received an additional felony charge for having a banned substance while in jail. According to the 'Fort Worth Star-Telegram,' he was caught with a cell phone.

"Live From the Gates of Hell #FreeMee," Tay-K wrote on Twitter and Instagram Tuesday afternoon, sharing a photo of himself inside a jail cell.

Live From the Gates of Hell #FreeMe pic.twitter.com/JVnOm0foI4

— RUGR@ (@tayk) August 28, 2018

The surprising image comes on the heels of news that the 18-year-old rapper received an additional felony charge for being caught with a banned substance while in jail. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, it was a cell phone.

Chief of Staff for the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office David McClelland explained that Tay-K initially tried to hide the phone in his underwear before throwing it toward a toilet when he was approached by a deputy. "They asked him to remove it," McClelland noted. "That’s when he attempted to throw it in to the toilet to destroy the phone... When they tried to take the phone away from him, he got a little angry and got into an altercation with one of our jailers."

Facing capital murder and aggravated robbery charges for his alleged role in the 2016 shooting of Ethan Walker, as well as accusations of fatally shooting Mark Anthony Saldivar the following year, Tay-K was moved to solitary confinement at the maximum-security Lon Evans Corrections Center in mid-August. 

The young rapper's legal troubles have been mounting in recent weeks. According to the Star-Telegram, one of his alleged accomplices has agreed to testify against him in court. 22-year-old Ariana Bharrat arrived at a deal with prosecutors to avoid capital murder charges by testifying against Tay-K and pleading guilty to aggravated robbery in exchange for a 25-year prison sentence. Another defendant, Megan Holt, had already struck a similar deal earlier this year.

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