Offset Hit With Felony Gun Charges After Georgia Arrest, Lawyer Says Guns Found Weren’t His

Offset was arrested last Friday (Jul. 20) after being pulled over in Jonesboro, Goergia outside Atlanta. Multiple outlets reported that the Migos rapper, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was pulled over for an improper lane change (and not tinted windows as previously reported). According to People, citing a police report, officers allegedly smelled marijuana, which gave them probable cause to search his vehicle.

Police found three handguns and less than an ounce of marijuana in Offset’s car. According to TMZ, cops also found $107,000 in cash. He was subsequently hit with four separate charges, including two felony charges: possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a weapon during a crime. Offset was also charged with possession of marijuana (an ounce or less) and an improper lane change. He was taken at Clayton County Jail before posting a $17,000 bond early Saturday (Jul. 21).

This is not Offset’s first time behind bars. The 26-year-old rapper was arrested long before Migos became a household name and actually spent some time in Georgia’s Dekalb County jail when Migos first rose to prominence in 2013 for violating his probation, which he received due to prior felony convictions for burglary and theft.

He and his Migos group members Quavo and Takeoff were also jailed in April 2015 after being arrested during a concert at Georgia Southern University. Police searched the two vehicles they arrived to the concert in after detecting a “very potent smell” of marijuana, and they found multiple guns, marijuana, codeine, cocaine, Oxycontin, and, of course, marijuana. They were jailed for drug possession, possession of firearms in a school safety zone, and possession of firearms during the commission of a crime.

His most recent brush with the law came three years later in April 2018 when Migos’ tour bus was pulled over, and police found marijuana, codeine and Xanax on the bus. None of the group members were arrested, but some members in their entourage were.

Offset and Cardi B welcomed their daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, their first child together, and Offset’s fourth alone (he has three children—two sons and a daughter) from previous relationships). The two secretly married last September.

While multiple outlets have reported that Offset was in violation of his probation at the time of his latest arrest, his wife Cardi B posted an Instagram story after he came home that read, “For the record Offset is NOT ON PROBATION,” which is good news because otherwise he would probably be facing some serious jail time.

Offset’s lawyer Drew Findling told TMZ that his client didn’t break any laws and was targeted because he’s a successful, wealthy, black rapper. Findling said police used the improper lane change as a “thinly veiled excuse to try and take the rapper down,” according to TMZ.

Findling, who also reps other celebs, including Gucci Mane, Katt Williams and rap newcomer Trippie Redd, said, “It’s a common theme. We’re talking about a young, African-American man driving a shiny, beautiful luxury car and clad in designer clothes and watches and jewelry. Unfortunately people in his genre become a target for law enforcement who think that lifestyle is connected to some illegal activity … and that is a sad statement.”

Findling also said that Offset was NOT in possession of any firearm. The passengers in his vehicle, his assistant, is a licensed gun holder and had guns in the car for security. Findling said Offset needs protection due to the large amounts of cash he usually carries and the expensive jewelry he wears. A good reason, considering rapper XXXTentacion was killed over $50,000 last month, and Tekashi 6ix9ine was allegedly pistol-whipped and robbed for nearly $800,000 in cash and jewelry this past weekend.

Cardi B also called BS on Offset’s arrest, reiterating Findling’s claims that he was targeted because he’s a famous rapper and the gun they found didn’t belong to him because he doesn’t even own any guns. Proving that she’s a ride-or-die chick, she’s also reportedly telling her friends she would stay with Offset even if he were to be sentenced to prison.

Because Offset has been charged with two felony gun charges as well as some misdemeanors, there is a possibility that he could do some time, but we’re sure his lawyers are going to do their best to make sure that doesn’t happen.

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Offset Arrested in Georgia for Felony Gun Possession

Offset was arrested in Georgia today after cops allegedly discovered at least one gun on him while searching his vehicle during a traffic stop.

According to TMZ, the Migos rapper was traveling near Atlanta Friday (Jul. 20) when the vehicle he was in was pulled over for tinted windows. Police searched the vehicle and discovered at least one gun. This is far from good news for Offset, who is a convicted felon currently on probation.

It isn’t clear what exactly Offset was charged with and whether the car he was driving was his, but being found with a gun as a convicted felon usually doesn’t end well for most people. TMZ reported that neither Offset’s wife Cardi or their newborn daughter Kulture were in the SUV at the time of his arrest.

This arrest couldn’t come at a worse timing for Offset, whose tour with Migos and Drake is set to kick off next Thursday (Jul. 26) in Salt Lake City, UT.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates…

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Chris Brown Arrested for Felony Battery Warrant After Concert in Florida

Right after a concert in Florida Thursday night (Jul. 5), Chris Brown was arrested and booked into the Palm Beach County jail over a felony battery warrant from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Brown had a show at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach Thursday, and several officers were waiting there for him to finish. When he exited the stage, he was promptly arrested.

According to PBSO officials, the singer posed for a mugshot (above) and was released after paying a $2,000 bond.

It isn’t clear what the battery warrant was related to, but we’ll update you as soon as we have more information.

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Jim Jones Arrested for Drugs & Gun Possession After Police Chase on Georgia Highway

Rapper Jim Jones was arrested in Georgia after leading police on a chase that ended with him getting popped for possession of drugs and a firearm, TMZ reports.

Cops attempted to pull over a grey Mercedes SUV Jim was riding in with three other people in Cowetta County, GA Thursday night (Jun. 21). According to police,  the grey Mercedes SUV was traveling south on I-85 and reportedly drifted into the left-hand emergency lane several times.

Instead of stopping for police, the car accelerated, which sparked a chase, the Sheriff’s Department said. The car eventually stopped after running into a deputy’s vehicle. Jones was NOT driving at the time. The “We Fly High” rapper was simply a passenger in the backseat.

Here’s exactly what happened, per the Newnan Times-Herald:

When Investigator Jeremy Wood with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office pulled up beside the SUV, the interior of the car appeared to be filled with smoke and the smell of marijuana was apparent after Wood rolled down his window, according to Chief Deputy James Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

A traffic stop was conducted on the SUV at exit 35, where the driver of the SUV reportedly rolled through the stop sign at the bottom of the exit ramp before pulling over on the side of Hwy 29.

While officers were exiting their vehicle, the driver of the SUV accelerated and led police on a short chase that ended on Griffin Street near Frazier’s, where Wood pulled in front of the SUV to stop it and was intentionally struck by the driver, Yarbrough said.

The occupants of the SUV were then ordered out of the car and to place their hands on the roof.

Jones said he had told the driver of the car, , to pull over, but stated she was acting “incoherent,” according to the report.

After searching the vehicle, deputies found marijuana, 23 Oxycodone pills, Percocets, vape cartridges, THC oil, two loaded pistols and $148 cash, which Jim called “just petty cash.” According to cops, of the two guns they found, one of them was stolen.

Ana Rajnee Miles, Darnell Maurice Wright, and Jamal Rajhun Smith were arrested along with Jim Jones.

Because no one admitted to the possession of any of the items, although Jones said he had a prescription for the Oxy and Percs, everyone was arrested.

Jones, who also reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana but denied that the weed found in the car was his, told the cops that he told the driver—identified as 23-year-old Ana Rajnee Miles—to pull over, but she was acting “incoherent.”

Jim Jones, whose real name is Joseph Guillermo Jones, was charged with three felonies: possession of a stolen gun, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of narcotics. The 41-year-old rapper was also hit with a misdemeanor charge for the prescription pills not being in their original container. He was later released on $7,000 bail.

As for Jones’ friends, Miles was charged with aggravated assault, fleeing/attempting to elude police, theft by receiving stolen property, narcotics possession, marijuana possession, dangerous drugs to be kept in original container, aggressive driving and failure to maintain lane.

31-year-old Darnell Maurice Right and 32-year-old Jamal Rajhun Smith, were also charged with narcotics possession, marijuana possession and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Smith was also charged with theft by receiving stolen property.

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Kellen Winslow Jr. Arrested on Rape & Kidnapping Charges, Faces Life in Prison

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested for the second time in the past seven days, and his latest arrest includes some very serious charges.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, Winslow was arrested in San Diego Thursday afternoon (Jun. 14) on an outstanding warrant and was hit with a whopping NINE criminal charges, including kidnapping with intent to commit rape, forcible rape, forcible sodomy, burglary, indecent exposure and more. A search warrant was executed at his home, Fox 8 reported.

His total charges are as follows:

  • 2 counts of residential burglary
  • 2 counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape
  • 2 counts of forcible rape
  • 1 count of forcible sodomy
  • 1 count of forcible oral copulation
  • 1 count of indecent exposure

If Winslow ends up being convicted of all charges, he faces up to life in prison.

Last Friday (Jun. 8), Winslow was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary for an alleged incident that reportedly happened at a mobile home park in Encinitas, California.

Winslow said at the time that he was not burglarizing the home in question; he was “house hunting for a home for his mother-in-law,” according to Fox 8. He was held on $50,000 bond, which he posted. He’ll be formally charged during an arraignment on Friday (Jun. 15).

34-year-old Kellen Winslow Jr. played in the NFL between 2004 and 2013. He earned more than $30 million during his 10-year NFL career as a tight end for the Cleveland Browns, the Tamba Bay Bucs, the New England Patriots and the NY Jets.

This isn’t Winslow’s first run-in with the law. He was arrested back in 2013 for allegedly masturbating in a Target parking lot after cops say they found vaseline and synthetic marijuana in his car.

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Winslow denied the masturbation allegations (he said he was changing his clothes), but he was hit with a third-degree charge of possession of a controlled substance. He later struck a plea deal and got the drug charge dropped.

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Jacquees Arrested in Atlanta for Drug Possession & Driving 116 MPH on the Highway

Jacquees posed for this mugshot early Thursday morning (May 24) after he was arrested in Atlanta after police caught him with drugs and speeding down the highway in his 2007 Bentley Continental.

According to police, the singer was pulled over around 3 a.m. Thursday after an officer clocked him going 116mph on I-85. As he was being pulled over, the officer who initiated the traffic stop witnessed someone in Jacquees’ Bentley tossing drugs out the window. Police said they recovered about three grams of marijuana.

“The vehicle pulled to the shoulder but continued rolling a short distance,” Atlanta police spokesman Officer Lisa Bender told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “While it was rolling, the officer observed an item be thrown out of the passenger window.”

Police said Jacquees (real name: Rodriquez Broadnax) admitted to the arresting officer he tried to get rid of the weed. Jacquees was cuffed and charged with speeding, reckless driving, littering and possession of a controlled substance. His passenger, 23-year-old Satanesha Boutwell, was also arrested on a possession charge.

“A search of the vehicle uncovered more marijuana in possession of the passenger,” Officer Bender said.

Jacquees and his passenger were released from the Atlanta City Detention Center Thursday on signature bonds.

This is the third time Jacquees has been arrested this year alone. Back in March, the singer was arrested in Miami for driving in his Lamborghini without a seatbelt, and he was briefly detained at an airport in Milwaukee a couple weeks ago after he got into an argument with someone, and then allegedly told a police officer he was “just a white boy with a badge.”

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