Lil Reese Arrested: Chicago Rapper Found Sleeping In Car

Chicago rapper Lil Reese was reportedly arrested over the weekend after he was found sleeping in a car in Champaign county.

According to the Sun-Times, the 20-year-old artist, whose real name is Tavares Taylor, was caught snoozing in a vehicle in the 4400 block of South Wells early Sunday morning.

A warrant — stemming from a February 2012 incident where the Def Jam signee is accused of criminal trespass to a residence with persons present, mob action and battery — had been issued for Reese’s arrest earlier in the week.

Officials at the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office would not give further information about the charges Sunday, saying they could not comment because Taylor was no longer in their custody.

As it stands, Reese, who is part of Chief Keef’s GBE clique, is being held for $100,000 bond.

In late 2012, Reese came under fire when footage was released of him assaulting a young woman named Tiairah Marie during a house party.

Shortly after the video of the beating went viral, Reese stepped forward and issued an open apology.

“Everybdy makes mistakes I was out of charcter & ive grown sense then Dont judge me for my past i can admit my wrongs and I apologize.#3hunna,” he tweeted October 26th.

Besides the beating incident, Lil Reese also drew suspicion after his 18-year-old rap rival Lil JoJo, legal name Joseph Coleman, was shot dead in September 2012 in Englewood.

The Sun-Times notes the day Lil JoJo was killed, the rapper created a video a street confrontation with Lil Reese. In the video someone can be heard saying, “I’m a kill you,” according to the Times.

Chief Keef later made headlines when his Twitter account displayed a mocking tweet reacting to Lil JoJo’s murder.

Neither Reese, Chief Keef, nor any of their rap allies, have been charged with any wrongdoing in Jojo’s death.

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