Ware County, GA – YoungBoy Never Broke Again has been sentenced in his kidnapping and assault case. TMZ reports he struck a plea deal with prosecutors and the aggravated assault and kidnapping charges have been dropped.
In exchange, the Baton Rouge native pleaded guilty to misdemeanor simple battery family violence. According to the Ware County District Attorney’s Office in Georgia, YoungBoy has received two months probation, fined $1,500, ordered to attend anger management classes and must have no violent contact with his girlfriend Jania Jackson.
YoungBoy was arrested in Tallahassee, Florida on an outstanding felony warrant in February 2018. After being extradited to Georgia, he was accused of beating Jackson and dragging her into a hotel room against her will.
Jackson refused to press charges. In fact, Ware County D.A. George Barnhill told the D.A.’s Office she said she wouldn’t testify if she was forced into court.
[This article has been updated. The following was published on March 15, 2018.]
After spending more than two weeks in jail, YoungBoy Never Broke Again has reportedly bailed out. According to TMZ, the 18-year-old posted $75,000 bail on Thursday afternoon (March 15) to secure his release from Georgia’s Ware County Jail.
The Baton Rouge-bred rapper was arrested on assault and kidnapping charges last month for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and dragging her back into a Georgia hotel room.
To complicate things further, YoungBoy has been on probation for his role in a non-fatal drive-by shooting last year. In addition to probation, YoungBoy was also given a suspended 10-year prison sentence, $5,000 fine and ordered to do 250 hours of community service.
Earlier this month, prosecutors who deemed him a “threat to society,” suggested his probation should be revoked and initial sentence reinstated because of the new charges.
YoungBoy’s upcoming debut album, Until Death Call My Name, is expected to arrive April 27. The first single, “Right Or Wrong” featuring Future, was released earlier this week.