Rapper Kodak Black busted again
Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 1/19/2018, 12:24 p.m.
Dieuson Octave, better known as rapper Kodak Black, was arrested Thursday (Jan. 18) by the Broward Sheriff's Office in Fort Lauderdale. According to court records, the 20-year-old rapper is facing charges of grand theft of a firearm, possession of marijuana, child neglect, two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon and two counts of probation violation. Kodak Black, who has more than 5 million followers on Instagram and regularly shares photos of his son, was being held at the main jail in Fort Lauderdale. A live video was published on his Instagram account with audio of an argument about whether or not he needed to turn in his cellphone to authorities. “Your phone's part of the search warrant. You’re not going to get your phone back,” a man could be heard saying the video. The rapper’s last post on Twitter on Jan. 17, where he asked his fans to write to Willie Ryan at the Broward County jail in Pompano Beach, where the U.S. marshals had a hold on him for being a felon allegedly in possession of ammunition. Kodak Black already has a criminal history that includes a dangerous combination of anger, lust, marijuana and guns. In 2015, he was arrested in Pompano Beach on charges of robbery, battery, two counts of false imprisonment of a child under 13 years of age, three counts of false imprisonment of an adult, driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana. He was arrested twice in Broward County in 2016. The April 2016 arrest was for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana and fleeing from law enforcement. The August arrest was for armed robbery and false imprisonment. Kodak Black was sentenced to house arrest, anger management classes, community service and five years of probation. While in custody, authorities learned he had a pending warrant in Florence, SC for criminal sexual conduct and in St. Lucie County for marijuana possession. He was arrested in February on a probation violation charge after he was accused of leaving his house to go to a strip club. He was sentenced to 364 days in jail, but after participating in an early-release program, he walked out of jail June 5 on house arrest.