Gucci Mane was indicted in federal court Tuesday on two counts of possessing a firearm as a felon following two September incidents in which he showed a gun and threatened police officers.
Gucci Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, was arrested in Atlanta on September 14 after a friend flagged down police and said he was "concerned about his behavior." According to the police report, the rapper became "increasingly agitated with officers and began cursing and threatening them." He was taken into custody and charged with marijuana possession, disorderly conduct, and carrying a handgun.
According to the federal prosecutor, there were two separate incidents in September, two days apart.
"On September 12, 2013, Davis, who was a felon at the time, was found in possession of a firearm," the release said. "Then, just two days later, on September 14th, he again possessed a firearm different from the earlier gun. On both occasions, Davis displayed the loaded firearm, acted erratically, and made threats to individuals, including police and his attorney."
In the September 12 incident, Gucci Mane had a Taurus 45-caliber handgun and eight rounds of ammunition. In the September 14 incident, he had a Glock 40-caliber handgun with 11 rounds of ammunition.
Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said in a statement, "We cannot tolerate convicted felons ignoring the law by carrying firearms and endangering our citizens."
US Attorney Sally Quillian Yates added, "This is how people get hurt, and we are committed to ensuring that convicted felons not have guns."
Gucci Mane was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 19, and the 33-year-old appeared before Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker. He was detained in custody pending trial.
If convicted on both counts of possessing a firearm as a felon, Gucci Mane faces up to 20 years in federal prison and fines up to $500,000. He was previously convicted in 2005 for assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault in Fulton County. That same year, he was convicted for possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana.
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