Chicago Rapper Bump J Arrested, Charged With 2007 Bank Robbery

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 11/14/08

Bump JChicago-based rapper, Bump J, was arrested recently for his part in a 2007 bank robbery, according to the FBI.

According to CBS in Chicago, the 28-year-old rapper (real name: Terrance Boykin) was arrested following a routine traffic stop in Carbondale, Illinois, after being the subject of an unpublicized manhunt since September, when he was indicted in connection with the 2007 robbery of a Chase Bank Branch in Oakpark.

The FBI says that he and one other man entered the bank on January 4th of last year, wielding handguns and announcing a robbery. They then forced bank employees to hand over cash from the teller drawers and vault, making off with more than $100,000 in cash.

No injuries were reported during the robbery, but it was all caught on surveillance cameras.

His accomplice has not been located as of press time.

Bump J is currently being held without bail in Carbondale and will be returned to Chicago soon. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

The rapper made a name for himself locally via countless mixtapes, including one with the popular DJ Drama called Chicagorilla. His buzz eventually earned him a record deal with Atlantic Records, but his debut was never released.

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