Rapper’s lawyer tells MTV News they ‘expected’ case to come down after January car-shoving incident.
By Rob Markman
After only three months on the street, Gucci Mane is back behind bars.
In April, Gucci was jailed on numerous unspecified probation violations, which stem from a 2005 aggravated assault case. That month, however, the Atlanta rapper was also arrested on charges he shoved a female passenger from a moving vehicle back in January. While Gucci served time on probation violations from the ’05 case, he had yet to be sentenced in the January incident until Tuesday (September 13).
The rapper’s attorney, Ashutosh Joshi, confirmed to MTV News that Gucci has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to two counts of battery, two counts of reckless conduct and one count of disorderly conduct for pushing a woman out of his Hummer back on January 28.
The “Wasted” MC is currently locked up in Georgia’s DeKalb County Jail, where his lawyer hopes he will be allowed to serve out his entire sentence. “It’s a case that we knew about, that we expected would come about at some point,” Joshi said.
State Court Judge Eleanor Ross sentenced Gucci to six months and three years of probation, which is to take effect after his release. As a result of his plea, the Atlanta trap spitter was ordered to complete 12 weeks of anger management courses, pay $5,091 to cover the woman’s medical bills and a separate $3,000 fine. (The 1017 rapper’s current sentence also satisfies the criminal damage to government property charge he was handed after kicking a cop car last year.)
On the morning of January 28, the victim, a 36-year-old Atlanta resident, was at the South DeKalb Mall, when she was approached by a male driving a white Hummer; he was eventually identified as Gucci Mane. According to the victim, Gucci asked if she wanted to get breakfast, to which she agreed before entering his vehicle. However, once inside the truck, Gucci allegedly offered the victim $150 to “go to the hotel.” When she refused and asked to be driven back to the mall, the rapper allegedly leaned over to open the passenger side door and shoved her out of the moving vehicle.
According to the report, the victim “had redness on her left side/ back area.” And although she had never met Gucci before, the victim stated that she was familiar with his music and “recognized an ‘ice cream cone’ tattoo on the suspect’s face.”
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