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Former “Making the Band” member, Chopper, receives community service and probation

youngcity.jpgKevin “Chopper” Barnes, also known as Young City from MTV’s “Making the Band,” was sentenced to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service for robbing a Baltimore, MD, couple at gunpoint. The incident happened in September of 2001 when Chopper was 16. According to prosecutors at the Baltimore County Circuit Court, Chopper was riding a mountain bike when he pulled a gun (which was later found to be a pellet rifle) out on a couple and threatened, “Stop or I’ll bust your brains.” Chopper took $90 from one of the individuals, while the other ran away. Detectives eventually found Chopper on his bike with the pellet rifle. He was later released but missed his court date. A warrant was then released for his arrest. Chopper was eventually pulled over in Atlanta, GA, in July [2006] and detained for his outstanding warrant. While Chopper was facing a 90-year prison sentence, he only received community service and probation. His attorney, Paul Gardner, said it was a “sweet deal.”

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