An Atlanta-based rapper has been charged in federal court with two separate counts of possessing a firearm while being a felon.
Radric Davis, 33, an Atlanta-based rap artist who performs under the name Gucci Mane, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 19. He made his initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker and was detained in custody pending his trial.
“The indictment charges that on two separate occasions, this defendant, a convicted felon, threatened individuals, including the police and his attorney with a gun” said U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.
“We cannot tolerate convicted felons ignoring the law by carrying firearms and endangering our citizens,” said Atlanta Police Chief George N. Turner, while thanking federal authorities for their cooperation in the case.
According to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Yates, the charges, and other information presented in court, Davis, who was a felon at the time, was found in possession of a firearm on Sept. 12. Then, just two days later, on Sept. 14, he again possessed a different firearm. The release said that on both occasions, Davis displayed the loaded firearm, acted erratically, and made threats to individuals, including police and his attorney.
Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 10-years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.