Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gucci Mane allegedly assaults fan with a champagne bottle (Update)

Posted By on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 3:27 PM

As we briefly mentioned this morning, Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane turned himself in to Atlanta Police last night and was charged with aggravated assault.

The APD issued a warrant last Friday for the rapper, whose actual name is Radric Davis, after he allegedly struck a soldier over the head with a champagne bottle on March 16. This marks the hip-hop artist's 10th arrest since 2006.

Gucci Mane was off to a fast start this year before his latest run-in with the law. He had recently appeared in Harmony Korine's latest film, Spring Breakers, and released his first 2013 mixtape, Trap God 2, in February. The rapper also spoke to students during Crawford Long Middle School's career day last month - a decision that angered numerous parents in the Glenrose Heights neighborhood.

According to the APD's police report, James Lettley "attempted to make conversation" with Davis while inside the VIP section of Harlem Nights, a downtown club near Courtland Street and Andrew Young International Boulevard. Davis allegedly struck Lettley over the head with a champagne bottle and caused a "sever[e] laceration" to his head.

Lettley, who is a member of the military, told WSB-TV that he requested a photo with the hip-hop star through a security guard. He added that he was "shocked" by Gucci Mane's reaction.Lettley received 10 stitches for the wound at Grady Memorial Hospital.

The APD's report also said that there were no witnesses during the incident. Fulton County Jail records indicate that Gucci Mane stills remains in custody. According to the AJC, his first court appearance is set to take place this morning. We'll post an update as details emerge.

UPDATE, 3:24 p.m.: Gucci Mane was denied bond at his initial court appearance this morning. He will remain in prison at the very least until his next court date on April 10.

"Mr. Davis has a history, we're not going to skirt that issue, and that history made it difficult for him to get bond today," defense attorney Drew Findling said after the hearing.

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