Rapper Gucci Mane arraigned in federal court on gun charges
Radric Davis, an Atlanta-based rap artist better known as Gucci Mane, has been charged in federal court with two separate counts of possessing a firearm while being a felon.
According to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, on September 12, 2013, Davis, who was a felon at the time, was found in possession of a firearm.
Two days later, on September 14th, he was found to be in possession of possession of a different firearm.
On both occasions, Yates says Davis displayed the loaded firearm, acted erratically, and made threats to individuals, including police and his attorney.
"The indictment charges that on two separate occasions, this defendant, a convicted felon, threatened individuals, including the police and his attorney with a gun" said Yates. "This is how people get hurt, and we are committed to ensuring that convicted felons not have guns."
Davis, 33, from Atlanta, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 19, 2013.
Each charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.