NBA YoungBoy's lawyers tried convincing a federal judge Monday to grant their client bond by presenting a plan that would keep the rapper isolated in Utah. However, prosecutors are using NBA YoungBoy's involvement in a jail fight to get the judge to keep the 21-year-old behind bars.
The Baton Rouge artist's attorneys told the judge a recording studio would be built in NBA YoungBoy's Utah home and that a security team of ex-military soldiers would patrol the residence around the clock. The prosecution argued that the idea would not change NBA YoungBoy's behavior and referenced the rapper's fight inside of St. Martin Parish Jail.
NBA YoungBoy's lawyers expressed their willingness to have their client placed under strict conditions if released on bond. They highlighted the rapper's recent purchase of a Utah home near the family of a childhood tutor, who's mentored the young star. The attorneys also pointed out that NBA YoungBoy has stayed out of trouble whenever he's in Utah, but prosecutors claimed the rapper has still committed crimes while in contact with his extended family.
Chief U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick did not make a final decision yesterday but previously stated that the rapper was "inclined toward reckless, illegal, dangerous behavior" and denied that he was fit to be released on bond.
NBA YoungBoy was arrested in Los Angeles 12 days after his March 10 indictment. He was booked into St. Martin Parish Jail, where he's been expected to remain until his trial. The rapper has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing an unregistered firearm. NBA YoungBoy has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Source: The Advocate