Rapper Cassidy was reportedly arrested in New Jersey on Saturday night (May 14) on an outstanding warrant in the Garden State.
According to NorthJersey.com, Philly police phoned the Hackensack Police Department in Jersey on Saturday morning to report an open warrant for the rapper (real name: Barry Adrian Reese), who is a Hackensack resident.
Cassidy was arrested at a convenience store close to his home mid-afternoon.
Apparently, a warrant had been issued for the rapper for a probation violation, so NJ police watched his home Saturday, and followed him after he left his home at around 1:30 p.m.
After exiting the convenience store, “ERT (Emergency Response Team) units moved in and conducted a felony motor vehicle stop,” Hackensack police Lt. Timothy Lloyd said.
Philadelphia police told their Hackensack counterparts to consider Cassidy “armed and dangerous,” and added that this was a “high-risk warrant,” Lloyd said.
The rapper is also a suspect in a murder and two attempted murders in Philadelphia as well.
Cassidy, 28, will be brought to the Bergen County Jail Annex to await extradition to Philadelphia.
Cassidy is best known for his 2005 hit single, “I’m a Hustla.” He was also a protege of producer Swizz Beatz.