Kodak Black Arrested Two Weeks Ago For Allegedly Lying To Obtain A Gun
Kodak Black has proposed having elite ex-DEA agents babysit him to make sure he stays out of trouble as he preps for trials on both a federal gun charge and a rape case involving a South Carolina teen.
The rapper, who was born Dieuson Octave but changed his name to Bill K. Kapri, filed court papers May 20 asking the judge to let his client out on bail in case he can attend his rape trial in South Carolina involving a high school girl. Prosecutors, in that case, have asked that his bail be revoked and said that he’s agreed to hire former officials with the DEA to watch his every move 24 hours a day, according to court documents obtained by BOSSIP.
He’s been held in federal custody ever since, with prosecutors saying he has the means and ability to flee and feared he was a danger to the community.
But if he was set free from lockup, Kodak’s lawyer assured the judge that he would be accompanied by sober living/security personnel 24 hours a day, to ensure that he wasn’t a danger to the community and would show up for hearings, according to court papers obtained by BOSSIP. The only time Kodak didn’t show up for court hearings was when he was incarcerated, his lawyer said.
Kodak’s lawyer also said the rapper had not been accused of a violent crime, and if convicted in the gun case, he faced a max of 21 months in prison – which is not enough time to make him want to skip town. He also said that the troubled rapper had given several thousand dollars to charity both in his native South Florida, and nationwide, and was a noted philanthropist.
The Florida artist’s gun case was scheduled to go in front of a judge on June 24, but he filed court papers asking for more time to prepare his defense and review the government’s evidence.