Tay-K Wins One Legal Battle But Will Remain in Jail
Tay-K's current legal issues are daunting at best, as he currently awaits trial on two capital murder charges. The Texas rapper, born Taymor McIntyre, recently got one legal win which will ultimately turn out to be inconsequential.
On Thursday (Aug. 16), Texas' Second Court of Appeals ruled that State District Judge Wayne Salvant made a mistake in refusing to set a bail for Tay-K concerning his aggravated robbery case, the Star-Telegram reports. However, the court also upheld Salvant's choice to deny the rapper bail in his 2016 murder-robbery case involving the death of Ethan Walker. At the end of the day, the favorable ruling is negligible for the rapper who will remain locked up while awaiting trial.
McIntyre is accused of killing two men. The aforementioned Walker was shot to death in Mansfield, Texas in 2016 in what police believe was a robbery turned homicide involving the then 16-year-old rhymer. Tay-K was arrested for the crime but removed his ankle monitor and jumped bail before releasing the infamous song, "The Race," where he bragged about being on the lam.
While on the run, police believe Tay-K robbed, shot and killed another man, 23-year-old Mark Saldivar, at a Chick-Fil-A in San Antonio, Texas. They later pinned the assault of a 65-year-old man at an Arlington park to the rapper.
On top of his criminal cases, Tay-K also has some civil cases to deal with, including a wrongful death lawsuit brought on by the Saldivar family and another $1 million lawsuit brought forth by his alleged victims' families who are coming after profits Tay-K made from his record deal.
Earlier this month, Tay-K was charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance. The charges stem from a cell phone being found stuffed into the rapper's sock. A short time later, he was moved from Tarrant County Jail in Texas to Lon Evans Corrections Center, a maximum-security center where he is being held in solitary confinement.
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