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NBA YoungBoy avoids jail time in assault & kidnapping case

Serious charges against the rapper have been dropped.

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NBA YoungBoy is back on probation. According to TMZ, the 20-year-old rapper accepted a plea deal in his ex-girlfriend assault and kidnapping case, in which he will serve no jail time.

The outlet reports that YoungBoy pleaded guilty to misdemeanor simple battery family violence over a February 2018 incident involving his then-girlfriend, Jania Jackson. In return, prosecutors have agreed to drop charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault.

At the time, YoungBoy was caught on surveillance footage slamming Jackson to the ground and dragging her into his hotel room. Jackson said the couple were just playing around and did not press charges. She also refused cooperate with police officers in the investigation and said, if summoned to court, she would not testify against the rapper.

“We resolved the case as best we could without her cooperation,” Ware County District Attorney George Barnhill told TMZ.

While YoungBoy will avoid jail time, he has been sentenced to 12 months probation plus a fine of $1,500. He will also have to attend anger management classes and have no violent contact with Jackson.

The news arrives shortly after YoungBoy had celebrated the end of another probation sentence. On Friday (Dec. 13), Judge Bonnie Jackson ended the Baton Rouge rapper’s three-year probation for aggravated assault with a firearm. He initially received a suspended 10-year sentence over the incident.

“I’m kind of scared, but it feels good,” he said Friday (Dec. 13) about finally being off probation.

Earlier this year, YoungBoy was arrested and then placed on house arrest for violating probation. The rapper was the target of an attempted assassination back in May at Rolling Loud Miami. An innocent bystander was killed during the shooting and YoungBoy was found with a firearm. Although he was not the offender, he posted about the attack on social media, breaking a term in his probation.

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