Quando Rondo has remained a free man — for now — after a judge ruled that his bond doesn’t need to be revoked.
However, according to WSAV-TV, he’ll be under a lot more restrictions than ever before. The outlet revealed that the Savannah rapper (real name Tyquan Bowman) was in court on Thursday (July 27) to answer for charges stemming from a car wreck the previous week.
Though the state attorney requested that Quando Rondo’s bond be revoked — thus sending him back to jail — Judge Tammy Stokes denied the motion. Judge Stokes also denied the state’s request to have the “Want Me Dead” rapper fitted with an ankle monitor, which would keep track of his movements for as long as he’s free.
Quando Rondo didn’t get a free pass for his actions, though. Prosecutors are still mulling over additional charges stemming from the accident, and Judge Stokes revoked all of Quando’s driving privileges. He must also undergo periodic random drug testing — and if he fails to comply or otherwise fails a drug test, he could have his bond revoked.
“You are a young man with a career in front of you,” Judge Stokes said to Rondo at the hearing, according to the outlet. “All sorts of opportunities. But the bottom line is that it’s all on you.”
Quando Rondo crashed his car earlier this month in Chatham County, Georgia. When the first responders got to the scene, they found Quando “exhibiting signs of an overdose,” prompting them to administer Narcan to save his life.
As part of his previously issued bond terms, however, Quando Rondo was ordered to refrain from using illicit drugs. However, although having an overdose indicates he may have violated those terms, Judge Bowman decided to give him another chance.
Quando Rondo was originally arrested on June 16 in Macon, GA. Officials revealed that the rapper allegedly worked with up to 18 other individuals to engage in drug deals between October 2022 and June 2023 — and that he’s facing a wide sundry of RICO charges as a result.
Rondo was charged with “two counts of conspiracy to violate Georgia’s controlled substances law, one count of participating in criminal activity affiliated with a street gang, and one count of illegal use of a cell phone to facilitate a drug deal.”