Police in Carbondale, Ill arrested Chicago-based rapper Bump J at a routine traffic stop earlier this week and federal authorities then charged him with a 2007 bank robbery, according to an FBI release obtained by the STING wire.
The release said that the rapper was being held because he is a suspect in the Chase Bank robbery that took place on January 4, 2007 at 800 W. Madison St. in Oak Park Illinois.The Chicago FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force issued a nationwide manhunt for Bump J, whose real name is Terrance Boykin, in September of 2008 when a federal grand jury indicted him on counts of bank robbery and firearm violations.
Authorities have yet to charge anyone else but the release and witness accounts claim that two men robbed the bank at gunpoint. It’s reported that they got off with over $100,000 from bank draws and the vault, respectively. The bank’s surveillance cameras caught the robbery on tape.
Currently being held without bond by the Carbondale P.D., Bump J will soon be transferred to Chicago where he’ll be formally charged and locked up in the Metropolitan Correctional Center. He faces a 20-year prison sentence if convicted. -Michael Cohen