American rapper 42 Dugg has been arrested by federal agents for failing to surrender to police to serve his six-month prison sentence.
According to Detroit News, he rejected to document to a federal prison camp last month in West Virginia to serve his sentence for illegally possessing a firearm. He is now facing an absconding charge and could face up to five years behind bars over the case which is connected to an incident in which he allegedly fired a weapon inside a gun range in Atlanta.
Dugg was arrested on Wednesday , May 5, in Detroit after he arrived on a private jet that flew in from Memphis.
“He got off the plane and they were waiting there to greet him,” said the rapper’s lawyer, Steve Scharg.
Supervision footage from the gun distance showed him and two others possessing, loading, and shooting a 9 mm Glock pistol. Since he was convicted of carjacking and felony firearms possession in the past, he is not permitted to possess firearms.
In February, his probation was abolished and he was sentenced tosix months behind bars followed by two years of probation.
He was also arrested in March 2020 on felony firearm possession charges. His lawyer successfully kept the rapper out of jail amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and he was instead sentenced to three years of probation.
Court officials later threatened to revoke his probation after he tested positive for unspecified drugs, and in response, he filed an appeal.