For Immediate Release
Rapper Gucci Mane Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearms Crime
ATLANTA - Radric Davis, a/k/a Gucci Mane, who is a previously convicted felon, has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a gun.
“Davis has a long history of violence and of illegally possessing and using guns," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “This Office will prosecute those who illegally possess firearms, especially when, as Davis did, they have a history of violence and threaten others with firearms. Our priority is to take violent repeat offenders off our streets to build safer communities.”
“The criminal history of the defendant, Radric Davis shows a complete and utter disregard for the lives of others as well as for their personal pursuits,” said ATF Acting Special Agent in Charge Aladino Ortiz. “As an agency and unified law enforcement community, we will not tolerate armed violent felons continually terrorizing and reducing the quality of life in the neighborhoods where we live, work, and play.”
“The Atlanta Police Department is constantly working to prevent and solve crime in the City of Atlanta. The arrest and conviction of Mr. Radric Davis ensures that we are one step closer to making Atlanta the safest big city in the nation. Our partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office is the best example of how we all work together to keep criminals in prison and off our streets”, said Atlanta Police Chief George N. Turner.
According to United States Attorney Yates, the charges and other information presented in court: On Sept. 14, 2013, the Atlanta Police Department received a call from a concerned citizen, who told police that Davis was acting violent and had a handgun. Police found the defendant on the street, smelling strongly of marijuana, with a Glock, 40 cal. handgun loaded with 11 rounds of ammunition in his possession. When police arrived, Davis was waving the handgun and making threatening comments.
As part of the plea agreement, the district court, upon accepting the plea, will sentence Davis, 34, of Atlanta, Ga. to serve 39-months in a federal prison for his crime. Sentencing has been set for July 28, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., before United States District Court Judge Steve C. Jones.
This case is being investigated by the Atlanta Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Assistant United States Attorney Kim S. Dammers is prosecuting the case.
For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at USAGAN.PressEmails@usdoj.gov or (404) 581-6016.