RetcH Arrested for Armed Robbery, Faces 20 Years in Prison
Fans of New Jersey rapper RetcH know he's been locked up for a couple weeks, and today they found out he's facing a minimum of 10 years for three different charges.
The 23-year-old rapper born Brian L. Onfroy Jr. is charged with entering the residence while armed, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, using a 17-year-old or younger to, or conspire to, enter a residence and commit an armed robbery with firearms, according to a criminal complaint obtained by NJ.
According to Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Peter Stoma, allegations include shots fired by RetcH or one of his two co-defendants. Stoma also said RetcH has been implicated in those allegations by both a co-defendant and victims.
If he's found guilty, RetcH faces 10 to 20 years in prison.
He's currently got two more cases pending, including shoplifting and marijuana. He's also been arrested 12 times in Jersey and additional times in Texas, North Carolina, and California.
In a hearing via video link from Hudson County jail, RetcH asked Central Judicial Processing Judge Richard Nieto, "Is there any way I can get a bond? ... I just want a fair shot to fight this from the street." Bail was set at $150,000.
RetcH hails from Paterson, NJ and has cultivated a healthy following in the tri-state area. His penchant for filming his reckless lifestyle via social media attracted some, while others gravitated toward his dark music and gremlin-like voice.
For many rappers it can be hard negotiating life with one foot in a music career and the other in street life. RetcH's music dealt with the more harrowing side of things, and some of his best music hits an emotional nerve, such as "Special Jim" or "Since My Dog Died."
Listen to those below and keep it locked with XXL for any updates on this story as it develops.
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