Polo G has reportedly been charged with gun possession in connection to the recent raid on his home.
Polo G Charged
On Thursday (Aug. 24), Polo G and his brother Trench Baby were officially charged following their arrests on Wednesday (Aug. 23), according to TMZ. While both men were initially arrested for kidnapping, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon charges, Polo G, born Taurus Bartlett, is now facing a charge of illegal possession of a short-barreled rifle as a result of seven weapons being found at his home when police searched the house on Wednesday. Trench Baby, born Taurean Bartlett, has been charged with robbery.
According to the celebrity news site, the raid on the home was the result of a reported incident where Trench Baby allegedly robbed a man in Granada Hills, Calif during a music video shoot on Aug. 15. The alleged victim told police he arrived to the shoot and was approached by Trench Baby, who demanded the money off his person and additionally made the man wire him money from another account.
XXL has reached out to the Burbank Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department for comment.
Polo G’s Lawyer Releases Statement
On Thursday night, Polo G’s lawyer Bradford Cohen released the following statement to XXL about the case.
“We are waiting additional information,” the statement reads. “Given that, the charges against Polo are very unusual given the timing and purported knowledge of the police. The length of time between the alleged incident and the arrest is suspect. We believe once all the facts come out it will be a very different picture than how the charges look on paper. We look forward to challenging the accusations and the vindication our client.”
Polo G and Trench Baby are currently out on bond.
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