T.I. who was arrested this weekend on gun charges apparently had quite a collection and now is facing federal gun charges. His week got that much today when U.S. Magistrate Alan Baverman ordered T.I. to remain in jail at least until Friday, when the judge will hold hearings to determine whether he’s eligible for a bond and whether or not there was probable cause to arrest him. Federal prosecutors want to keep him in until trial which will probably be a while and if he’s convicted he’ll face probably five or more years in federal prison.
T.I. attorney Steve Sadow requested the bond hearing be postponed until Friday to give the defense team more time to get ready. Odds are it’ll be pretty tough for T.I.’s defense team convince the judge to allow a bond for a guy who has a prior crack dealing felony conviction and who (at least allegedly) had an small arsenal of weaponry at his College Park home.
His bodyguard flipped on him and said that in September he “delivered a 9-mm pistol to Harris, who invited the bodyguard into his bedroom, the affidavit said. Inside, there was a walk-in closet with a safe tall enough for a person to enter with a fingerprint-reading scanner as a lock, the affidavit said. The safe contained multiple short rifles, including an assault rifle inside a black bag, according to the affidavit.”
Yeah – that’s probably not good…