By: Shirley Ju @shirju
(AllHipHop News) Rising rapper SkinnyFromThe9 is currently facing charges for the assault and kidnapping of a 21-year-old man.
Earlier this year, police obtained footage of the New Jersey rapper and a few others beating someone up in a store.
The prosecutor’s office has confirmed SkinnyFromThe9, real name David Alex Villegas, his brother and his father were indeed the confirmed suspects.
Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Somerville Police Chief Dennis Manning received an anonymous tip after someone dialed 911 to report the incident. Patrol units were dispatched to Skinny’s home on Davenport St. where they found the victim inside.
Further investigation revealed the victim was asked to accompany Skinny and his family on a trip when he was dragged inside and assaulted.
Skinny, his brother Joshua, and his father David are currently detained in Somerset County Jail and awaiting detention hearings.