Rapper Pled No Contest To Riot In A Penal Facility
Rapper Offset from the Migos had better stay out of trouble or risk getting life in prison after copping to his third felony last week.
Offset, who was born Kiari Cephus, pled no contest Dec. 4 to “riot in a penal institution” as part of deal that would dismiss his separate gun and drug charges and spring him from the county jail, where he’d been locked up for the last eight months.
But by cutting that deal, the 23-year-old effectively copped to his third felony, and under Georgia’s three strikes law, if he gets in trouble again, the judge could put him away for life.
“He could face enhanced sentencing provisions if he gets another felony,” Barclay Black, an assistant district attorney for Bulloch County, who handled Offset’s case, told BOSSIP.
Offset’s last felony was for burglary back in 2013, and luckily for him a judge took him off of probation right before his April drug and gun charge arrest. If he’d still been on probation, a judge could’ve thrown him in jail because it’s a violation for someone on probation to get caught committing another crime.
Offset had been locked up since April, when cops found guns, weed and codeine aboard the Migos tour bus during a performance at a local college. He was held without bail, and while waiting for his bond hearing, Offset caught the charge he eventually copped to, “riot in a penal facility.”
We’ve reached out to Offset and his attorney, Drew Sindline, for comment.
His co-defendants, which included his band members Quavo and Takeoff, also got deals that will keep them out of jail.
“I’m glad that we were able to resolve the case,” Black said. “I think it worked out for the parties involved.”