Rap star Yung Joc was a no show at his arraignment on a felony gun possession charge today (December 26) in Cleveland, Ohio and is now considered a fugitive.
Yung Joc, born Jasiel Robinson, was arrested on December 24 in the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, for allegedly attempting to bring a loaded handgun and ammunition onto a Delta flight.
He was charged with a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon and booked into the Cuyahoga County Jail. The rapper was released on $50,0000 dollars bond the same day.
Yung Joc’s lawyer issued a statement claiming his client was not sure how the gun ended up in his carry on luggage and maintained his innocence.
Today (December 26), prosecutors plan to issue an arrest warrant for the rapper, who missed a scheduled court date in Cuyahoga County County to respond to the charge.
Yung Joc’s lawyer Stanley Jackson Jr. apologized to Judge John Ryan and claimed that his famous client was out of town on personal and family business.
Judge Ryan doubled Yung Joc’s bond from $50,000 to $100,000 dollars, while prosecutors are planning to issue an warrant for the rapper’s arrest.