Gucci Mane is headed to jail…again. This time, the rapper was sentenced to 39 months in federal prision after pleading guilty to a firearms charge. He’s already been in custody for 11 months waiting for the trial to play out, and now he has to serve the remaining 28 before being released on three years probation.
Gucci asked the judge to recommend he serve his sentence in a west coast prison with a drug rehabilitation program — which sounds like a great idea!
See excerpts via the AJC below...
The charge, related to two incidents in September, carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000, but prosecutors recommended that Davis be sentenced to serve three years and three months in prison. Sentencing is set for July, his attorney said.
Davis, who was indicted in November, has remained incarcerated since the September incidents.
According to the indictment, on Sept. 12, Davis had a Taurus 45-caliber handgun and eight rounds of ammunition. Two days later, a friend concerned about the rapper’s behavior called Atlanta police.
About 1 a.m. Sept. 14, authorities found Davis walking near Moreland and East Confederate avenues, and Davis became “increasingly agitated with officers and began cursing and threatening them.”
The officers arrested Davis and discovered he was carrying a handgun and small amount of marijuana, police said at the time. The federal indictment claims he was in possession of a Glock 40-caliber handgun and 11 rounds of ammunition.
U.S. District Court Judge Steve Jones, a self professed Four Tops fan, said he was unfamiliar with Davis’ music but added, “”young people – my nieces and nephews – tell me you are quite cool.”