Judge Orders T.I. To Remain In Jail Until Next Week's Bond Hearing
October 19, 2007 at 10:19 AM (PT)
Rapper T.I. will remain in jail on weapons charges for at least another week, after a federal judge on FRIDAY denied any immediate release on bond. U.S. Magistrate Judge ALAN BAVERMAN said he will hold another hearing next FRIDAY to further consider conditions proposed by the rap star's lawyers that may prompt him to release their client pending trial.
T.I. was arrested SATURDAY (10/13) on weapons charges in a sting at a ATLANTA parking lot. T.I., whose real name is CLIFFORD HARRIS, JR., was arraigned at the FRIDAY hearing. He entered a plea of not guilty to the weapons charges.
Lawyers for HARRIS proposed that he be released on a $2.2 million bond, along with separate bonds backed by his record company, record company executives and the equity of his two homes.
Prosecutors oppose bond for HARRIS, although Assistant U.S. Attorney TODD ALLEY told BAVERMAN it is a "close call" as to whether the conditions were acceptable.
Also at Friday's hearing, prosecutors revealed that HARRIS had up to a half-pound of marijuana in his vehicle when arrested last SATURDAY. Officers also found three handguns inside the car, prosecutors said.