Gucci Mane has been indicted on an aggravated assault charge for allegedly attacking a fan at an Atlanta nightclub last month.
The rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, allegedly hit US soldier James Lettley in the head with a champagne bottle after Lettley asked to take a photo with him. Lettley said, “I was speaking to the security guard, and Gucci Mane hit me in the head with a bottle. And as I looked at him in the shock of why, one of his friends hit me in the side of my face.”
Lettley added, “That is dangerous because if there was to be any other fan trying to approach him, ain’t no telling what else he might do to them.” Lettley received 10 stitches for the injury.
Gucci Mane surrendered himself to police about a week and a half after the incident, which occurred on March 16 at the Harlem Nights Club. He was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon. He was also accused of hitting another fan at a club in Philadelphia just days after the Atlanta incident.
The fan, identified as TJ, said he approached the rapper to shake his hand when he was suddenly punched in the face. TJ said he was punched on the left side of his face and sustained a chipped tooth and swelling on the left side of his face. It is unclear whether charges have been filed in the Philadelphia incident.
Gucci Mane has been in and out of jail for almost a decade. He served a six-month sentence in 2005 and another six-month sentence in county jail in 2009 for violating his probation in relation to the 2005 incident. In 2010, he was arrested for driving on the wrong side of the road, running a red light or stop sign, and other charges. He has been arrested five more times since then, including the most recent arrest.
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