Prior to the judge’s ruling, a Magistrate Judge in California granted YoungBoy bond which included $540,000 in cash, collateral in the form of two properties worth $1.5 million, drug testing, and an ankle monitor. However, the bond had to be approved by a Louisiana judge since that’s where the rapper’s warrant originated from.
The 21-year-old music artist was expected to be released on March 30, but the Louisiana judge ordered the rapper to remain in custody.
The judge said that based on YoungBoy’s offenses and prior criminal history, “no condition or combination of conditions will reasonably assure the safety of the community if the Defendant is allowed bond before trial. Defendant’s criminal history includes violent crimes, and the crime for which Defendant has been indicted involved possession of a firearm. Defendant attempted to flee during his arrest, which is indicative of a lack of respect for law enforcement and the law. Defendant also has a history of drug use.”
NBA YoungBoy has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm made in violation of the National Firearms Act. Despite the judge’s ruling, he can request reconsideration for his detention if future evidence allows him to do so.