Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Kodak Black was free, then not free

Samuel Maxime


FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, USA (sentinel.ht) – Rapper Dieuson “Kodak Black” Octave was being released from the threat of a 55-year prison sentence that was reduced to probation when authorities at the Broward County Sheriff’s Office discovered he had two outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Octave pleaded no contest for the possession of a firearm by a delinquent, false imprisonment, possession of marijuana and driving without a valid license, among other charges that had a maximum sentence of 55 years. He was supported by Atlantic records in court and had his sentence reduced to one year house arrest and 5 years probation.

But according to a Broward Sheriff’s spokeswoman, it was discovered during the process of releasing Black from the Broward Main Jail in downtown Fort Lauderdale after his court hearing Tuesday that the rapper had two active arrest warrants.

Not much information is available about the warrants against the 19-year old except for the fact one was issued out of St. Lucie County, Florida, and the other out of Florence, South Carolina. It wasn’t yet clear why the warrants were discovered during the release process.

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About The Author

Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.