Popular Podcast Host Accused Of Owning Weapon Used At Deadly Shooting At T.I. Concert Last Year
It looks like Taxstone will get more time behind bars in connection with a gun charge case stemming from a shooting at a T.I. concert in Manhattan last year.
Taxstone – real name Daryl Campbell – appeared in New York federal court May 9 for a pre-trial hearing, where his lawyer, Ken Montgomery, was supposed to make an application for bail.
In a letter to the judge last month, Montgomery argued that Taxstone should be let out on bail as he has a job, and didn’t go off the radar in the aftermath of the shooting, which left one man, Roland “Banga” McPhatter, dead, and several others wounded. Montgomery also said that rapper Troy Ave, who has been charged with the more serious crime of attempted murder in connection to the shooting, is out on bail, and it didn’t make sense that Taxstone was still behind bars.
But the feds called Taxstone a “danger to the community,” a flight risk and said that they had a witness who will testify that they saw Taxstone murder Ronald “Banga” McPhatter on the night in question.
Judge Lorna Schofield said she would rule win Taxstone’s bail at the May 9 court date, but Montgomery apparently didn’t decide to bring it up during the hearing, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Southern District of New York told BOSSIP.
That means that the “Tax Season” host will continue to remain behind bars, and it wasn’t clear when his trial would begin, or if the feds would try to make a deal with him.
We reached out to Montgomery, Taxstone’s attorney, for comment as well as Taxstone’s manager.