Gunplay’s Robbery, Assault Charges Dismissed
Maybach Music associate, Gunplay, is off the hook in his highly publicized armed robbery despite video evidence of the altercation.
According to TMZ, the Florida rapper has been exonerated of charges that stem from an April 2012 robbery of his Miami accountant, despite footage of the crime surfacing. Apparently, the case was dismissed because the victim refused to cooperate, as authorities tried to subpoena him, but were unable to track him down.
"Video alone is not enough to convict an individual of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt," explained the Miami-Dade State Attorney's office. "Although the armed robbery is captured on the victim's surveillance system, the victim, Turron Woodside, is uncooperative of the prosecution of this defendant Richard Morales [Gunplay]."
Gunplay has since spoke on the outcome of the case, stating that he plans to pick up where he left off. "Today I am grateful and blessed that the case was dismissed," he said. "I plan on picking up where I left off with my music and making hits with my upcoming debut album ... The first thing I am going to do today is smoke a joint, relax, play video games, and just be with my loved ones."
Gunplay was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault in the incident, to which he turned himself over to authorities last October. He was placed under house arrest and could have faced life in prison if convicted on both counts.
The rapper is now currently prepping his Def Jam debut, entitled Medellin, which will feature guest appearances from Pharrell Williams and Big Sean.