Image for Gucci Mane Arrested, Denied Bail After Allegedly Bottling A Soldier

Gucci Mane Arrested, Denied Bail After Allegedly Bottling A Soldier

Written by Kiel Egging on March 28, 2013

American rapper Gucci Mane has been charged with aggravated assault and denied bail in a brief court appearance after being accused of hitting a soldier with a champagne bottle in an Atlanta club.

Several sources including Billboard and MTV report that the incident occurred when the man tried to get a picture with the rapper at the Harlem Nights club on 16th March.

The soldier, who reportedly returned home from duty in Afghanistan in October, told MTV he was out celebrating his birthday at the club and was speaking to the security guard in the VIP section of the club to see if he could get a photo with Mane when the incident occurred:

“I was speaking to the security guard, and Gucci Mane hit me in the head with a bottle… And as I looked at him in the shock of “Why?”, one of his friends hit me in the side of my face.

“That is dangerous because if there was to be any other fan trying to approach him, ain’t no telling what else he might do to them…

“He could have possibly killed me. I just hope and pray that I recover pretty well because I still want to serve my military career.”

The incident left the soldier with a concussion and requiring 10 stitches to his head. Local police put out an arrest warrant, and NME reports Mane turned himself in to Georgia’s Fulton County Jail last night and was charged with aggravated assault.

In a brief court appearance last night, Gucci did not enter a plea and his attorney claims to have six witnesses who will attest to the fact that Mane was not involved in what he describes as a melee. Despite this, the rapper was denied bail, and his attorney announced plans to appeal to a higher court to have that ruling overturned.

Mane’s next court appearance related to the charges is scheduled for 10th April.

Join Music Feeds on Facebook

More On Music Feeds

News

Surfer Blood Guitarist’s Cancer Treatment Donations Reported Stolen

After beginning a crowdfunding campaign to support his cancer treatment in April, Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has reportedly been robbed of cash donations he has received along with his band’s personal items, after their van was broken into.

News

Watch Paul McCartney Team With Dave Grohl To Perform A Beatles Classic

In a match made in rock n’ roll heaven, Beatles legend and disturbingly frequent Kanye West collaborator Paul McCartney has enlisted the help of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl to perform a rendition of the Fab Four’s early-era classic I Saw Her Standing There.

News

Royal Headache Frontman Says Police Are “Even Dumber” Than Drunk Rock Fans

Shogun, the frontman of Sydney band Royal Headache, says he didn’t want police to storm the stage during the group’s recent performance at the Sydney Opera House because they are “even dumber” than drunk, rock-loving punters.

News

Lana Del Rey Reveals Release Date For Her New Album ‘Honeymoon’

The long-awaited follow-up to Lana Del Rey’s acclaimed sophomore album Ultraviolence will reportedly reach our eardrums this September.

News

Stonefield Announce ‘Golden Dream’ National Tour

Stonefield — that’s Victoria’s Findlay sisters — have announced a national tour in support of their latest track, Golden Dream, and in preparation for their second studio album.

Gig Reviews

The Drones – Sydney Opera House, 24/05/15

Let the record show that there is only one band that can open their set with a song that was voted by a group of their peers as the greatest Australian song of all time.

Around the web

This May Also Interest You