Soulja Boy Charged For Possession Of Stolen Guns
Soulja Boy charged for possession of stolen guns. The musician was charged with two felony for possession of guns found by the police who raided his home in December.
Rapper Soulja Boy was charged Monday with illegally possessing a military-style pistol and a handgun that was stolen from a Huntington Beach Police Department vehicle, officials said.
Soulja Boy, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, is facing felony counts of possession of an assault weapon, a “Mini Draco AR-IS,” and possession of a firearm in violation of probation, a .45-caliber Glock 21, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
He is also charged with one misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property, prosecutors said.
The entertainer pleaded not guilty Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
If the rapper is convicted, he faces more than four years in prison.
The 26-year-old Studio City resident was arrested Dec. 15 at his home in the 3200 block of Dos Palos Drive after police found the firearms, according to Officer Jenny Houser, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.
In 2011, he was arrested on felony drug and weapons charges after a traffic stop in Georgia.
Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is a record producer, actor and entrepreneur. In September 2007, his debut single “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.