Soulja Boy Sentenced To Jail — Get All The Details
By Peyton Blakemore
April 30, 2019
Soulja Boy will remain behind bars for the next 240 days.
According to TMZ, the "Thru the City" rapper was smacked with an 8-month sentence, along with 265 days of community service, for violating his probation.
In court on Tuesday (April 30), Soulja's attorney argued that his client had an "awakening" during the last 20 days he's been locked up. However, the judge didn't budge. In fact, he told the 28-year-old rapper that he was originally considering sentencing him to two years in state prison but decided to give him some leniency, TMZ reports.
Soulja's sentencing started right away and he was credited for 40 days served.
As previously reported, on April 11 Soulja walked into an L.A. courtroom for a hearing about his probation violation, but was taken into custody at the end, and held without bail. The judge reportedly told Soulja that he'd failed to do his court-ordered community service and even conspired to falsify evidence that he had completed it. The judge also cited a February raid of the 28-year-old rapper's house, where police found ammunition, as reason for his arrest.
In February, Soulja was accused of attacking a woman, who filed a police report against him claiming he kidnapped and assaulted her, which led to the police raiding his San Fernando Valley home. During the search, authorities reportedly found ammunition, which is a major violation of Soulja's parole given that he's on probation for a 2014 weapons case.
Soulja has been held in prison without bail since his April 11 arrest.
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