photo credit: Arturo Holmes
Kodak Black has been labeled a danger to society by a judge after being arrested a few weeks ago before performing at Rolling Loud. He allegedly falsified documents to purchase guns. Federal prosecutors in Miami were able to appealed a judge’s decision to release Black on $500,000 bond after the arrest. Prosecutors basically said Kodak has a history of being arrested, being released and being arrested again. Which we’ve all seen to be true over the past year or 2.
Authorities are investigating three unrelated shootings with possible connections to the hip-hop festival when Kodak was arrested in Miami. Prosecutors say Black falsified information on federal forms to purchase a 9 mm handgun, a .380-caliber handgun and a semi-automatic Mini Draco weapon from a Miami-area gun shop.
Kodak was also arrested last month on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls. He and two others in a Cadillac Escalade told border agents that they had marijuana and firearms, including a loaded Glock 9mm pistol, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Kodak, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, is facing drug, weapons and sex assault charges in multiple states, including allegations he raped a woman after a 2016 concert in South Carolina.
He will be held in custody while he awaits trial, a date likely to be scheduled before the end of summer. Kodak could be looking at up to 8 years in prison if convicted.
Written by Clarke Jones