Finese2Tymes Wants to Withdraw Guilty Plea After Arrest for Gun Possession
After Finese2Tymes pleaded guilty to a weapons charge in March, stemming from his arrest in connection to a 2017 shooting at a nightclub in Little Rock, Ark., the rapper is now reportedly looking to withdraw his guilty plea.
According to WREG Memphis, an attorney for the rapper, born Ricky Hampton, requested a hearing on the request to withdraw his guilty plea and have substitute counsel appointed in a court filing on Monday (Oct. 29). For his initial guilty plea, Finese2Tymes could be facing up to 10 years as a result of the charge.
As previously reported, Finese2Tymes admitted to having a gun on him during his performance at the Power Ultra Lounge club and entered a plea deal back in March of this year. His arrest took place the day after the shooting, which left over 25 people injured, and was reportedly unrelated to the incident that took place during his performance. Hampton was not one of the gunmen.
Police have since arrested two men in connection to the July 2017 shooting, including 19-year-old Tyler Jackson, who police believe initiated the shooting.
Back in September, per WREG, Hampton’s bodyguard Kentrell Gwynn pleaded guilty to charges relating to the claim he gave the rapper the gun used during the shooting.
In the wake of the the nightclub incident, the state of Arkansas began exercising caution when it comes to hip-hop concerts. For one example, months after the shooting in October 2017, Moneybagg Yo’s concert in Little Rock was unfortunately canceled after city officials raised concerns about violence.
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