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A man wanted in the Sept. 12 murder of aspiring rapper PnB Rock was arrested in Las Vegas on Thursday, police say.

Freddie Lee Trone, 40, was taken into custody by an FBI-led fugitive task force at about 1 p.m., a spokesperson with the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed.

Trone was charged earlier in the day with one count of murder, 2 counts of second-degree robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery, the District Attorney's Office said.

His 17-year-old son, who was arrested Tuesday, was also charged with murder and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
 
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The teen's stepmother, Shauntel Trone, 38, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of being an accessory after the fact. She pleaded not guilty at her arraignment on Thursday. Shauntel and Freddie Lee Trone are married.

The teenager made an initial appearance in juvenile court and was ordered to return to court next month. He is being held in the juvenile jail without bond.

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PnB Rock was eating lunch with his girlfriend, Stephanie, at a Los Angeles Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles restaurant when the teen approached their table and demanded his custom jewelry.

Words were exchanged and a scuffle ensued. The teen allegedly shot Rock multiple times in the upper torso and robbed him of several gold and diamond chains. Rock was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 30.

Freddie Lee Trone is believed to be the getaway driver. He was released from jail about a month before the shooting. Police say both father and son are members of the 87 Gangster Crips street gang.

Rock was allegedly killed because he failed to "check in" with gang members who control the territory around the restaurant.

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Two men have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a Brooklyn preacher during a live-stream sermon in July.

Bishop Lamor Whitehead and his wife were robbed of $1 million in jewelry at his rented storefront church in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn on July 24.

Live-stream video shows the bishop lay on the floor, raise his hands and say "Yo! All right, all right, all right" as three armed men entered the church and approached him. The suspects pointed guns at Whitehead and his wife, who was holding their infant daughter.
 
RELATED: Flashy NY Bishop Robbed During Worship Service
 
Whitehead was accused of staging the robbery as a stunt to draw attention to his ministry on Remsen Ave. near Avenue D.

On Wednesday, the NYPD announced Juwan Anderson and Say-Quan Pollack, both 23, were arrested in their Brooklyn homes. A third suspect is still at large.

"I'm extremely happy," Whitehead told the NY Daily News at an initial hearing for the suspects at Brooklyn Federal Court on Wednesday.

"My wife was crying when she heard the news. We're waiting for the last one to be arrested so we can move on with our life," he said.

"This was turned around from me being a victim, to a villain, and today, you know, God gave me and my family a victory," he said. "Because the tabloids and everybody has been talking about the narrative of the 'bling' pastor, and he had to have something to do with it."

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The Chief Operating Officer of Beyond Meat was arrested on Saturday for eating a man's nose.

Doug Ramsey reportedly bit off a piece of the man's nose during a road rage incident after the Arkansas Razorbacks football game.

According to USA Today, Ramsey became enraged when the victim tried to pull in front of his SUV and bumped his front tire with his vehicle in a parking garage.

Ramsey reportedly punched the man repeatedly and bit his nose, "ripping the flesh on the tip of the nose," according to the police report.

The occupants of both vehicles got out and tried to separate the two combatants.

Police arrived to find two men with bloody faces in the parking garage. Ramsey was charged with terroristic threatening and third-degree battery. He was released Sunday on $10,000 bond.

Ramsey was named COO of Beyond Meat in December 2021. Prior to that he worked three decades with Tyson Foods.

Beyond Meat is a meat alternative that uses plant-based meat substitutes to mimic the taste of meat. The company stock is down 75% since the start of the year.

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Surveillance video that surfaced online shows the events leading up to the shooting incident involving Ludacris' manager Chaka Zulu.

Chaka, 52, and two other men were shot during a scuffle outside Chaka's restaurant and lounge in Buckhead on June 26.

Artez Benton, 23, was killed when Chaka allegedly discharged his weapon in self-defense.

IG blogger Shanae Hall posted the surveillance video on her Instagram page.

The Fulton County prosecutor's office charged Chaka with murder and other crimes on Sept. 13. No one else was charged.

Hall says Chaka was attacked by five men who waited for him outside his Apt 4B restaurant. Sources say the men were refused entry to the restaurant, where reservations are required to get in.

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The video shows Chaka's hands around a man's neck (first circle). Hall says Chaka was restraining the guy to prevent him from pulling his gun.

As Chaka restrained the guy, another man approached Chaka from behind and sucker punched him. Then all 5 men began stomping him. The video doesn't show the shooting.

The video aligns with what Chaka's attorney, Gabe Banks, told Channel 2 Action News in a statement.

Hall writes in the video caption:

"I pray that @atlantapolice and @fultoncountyda can see that they made a mistake! Men lie woman lie, the footage doesn't lie! Chaka Zulu was trying to prevent the situation from escalating, and the four men decided viciously attack him.

Artez Benton, the young college graduate that was shot by Chaka can be seen straddled over Chaka punching him in the face, while the other men stomped him in the head and kicked him.

HOW CAN HE BE CHARGED WITH MURDER WHEN HE WAS BEING ATTACKED & shot in the back by the big guy in the video? HOW??"

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Arrest warrants provide more details into the shooting incident involving Ludacris' longtime manager, Chaka Zulu, that left another man dead in June.

According to warrants obtained by Channel 2 Action News, Chaka Zulu, real name Ahmed Obafemi, was charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of firearm during commission of a felony and simple battery.

Zulu, 52, voluntarily turned himself in on Sept. 13 after learning of the arrest warrants.

In separate interviews with police, Zulu claimed he fired his gun in self-defense when he was attacked in the parking lot of his restaurant and lounge in Buckhead on June 26.

Prosecutors say Zulu "knowingly and intentionally did commit the offense of murder, shooting Mr. Artez Benton in the chest with a firearm".

Benton was pronounced dead at the scene. His family retained high-power attorney Steve Sadow to represent them.

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Celebrities including Keri Hilson (pictured with Chaka); Bow Wow, Lil Jon, Busta Rhymes, Tyrese Gibson, Kandi Burruss, and former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed were among hundreds showing support for Zulu on social media.

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Strangely silent is La La Anthony (pictured with Chaka) who reportedly was at Chaka's restaurant the night of the shooting. According to rumors, the fight was over La La, who is a longtime friend of Chaka Zulu's.

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Chaka Zulu and his son are pictured with the late rapper Tupac Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur at the grand opening of The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia in 2005.

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A Brooklyn preacher was arrested after he lay hands on a woman who disrupted his Sunday service live-stream.

Bishop Lamor Whitehead grabbed the woman by her neck and shoved her toward his security after the woman called him a scammer and other choice language.

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The woman, Tarsha Howard was also arrested and charged with trespassing and disrupting a religious service.

Both Whitehead and the woman were released from jail.

According to reports, two women walked into Whitehead's Canarsie church and began heckling him.

Footage from the Bishop's lives-stream shows him dressed to the nines in a tailored suit while the women can be heard heckling him in the background.

Whitehead spoke in tongues as the women continued to yell. He then advanced towards them and asked them to leave his church.

As one woman walked past him, he grabbed her by the scruff of her neck and shoved her hard.

He later explained that she was walking toward his "baby" and he felt threatened. He said he was forced to protect his family.

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The flashy preacher made headlines earlier this year when he claimed he and his wife were robbed of $1 million in jewelry during a sermon at his church in April.

He recently filed lawsuits for $20 million against two YouTube bloggers who ridiculed him in their videos.

Whitehead sued DeMario Jives and Larry Reid for defamation and slander in New York earlier this month.

He accused the two vloggers of slandering him and calling him a drug dealer and a scammer.
 

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Cardi B is being canceled after she admitted paying $5,000 to have two female bartenders assaulted in 2018.

Cardi B pled guilty to two misdemeanor assault charges on Thursday. She was ordered to perform just 15 hours of community service.

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Industry insiders are shocked that a convicted felon with known gang affiliations walked free with only 15 hours of community service after paying to have two Black women assaulted.

The two victims, who are sisters, told police the Bronx rapper sent her goons to assault them while they served drinks at a Queens, NY strip club in 2018.

According to the two siblings, Cardi B was furious because her cheating husband, Offset, slept with one of the women.

Black Twitter dragged Cardi B by her edges after she pled guilty to assault and accepted a plea deal on Thursday.

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"Cardi b has no allegiance to women," one Twitter user wrote.

Another person said Cardi B "Belongs in prison but won't see any punishment."

A third person tweeted: "Don't worry, though, she will never see the inside of a jail for drugging and robbing (and possibly raping) men. She'll still be considered a hero for that."

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A rumor is sweeping the blogs that Rihanna offered to pay ASAP Relli millions of dollars to make A$AP Rocky's assault charges go away.

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Relli told police Rocky (pictured) pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him and fired the gun in his direction in Hollywood last November. But he missed his target.

Rocky appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom last week where he pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault with a firearm.

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On Monday, Aug. 15, the Los Angeles district attorney charged Rocky with felony assault with a firearm.

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Now there are reports that Rihanna is trying to save her baby daddy from going to prison by paying off Relli.

But even if Relli dropped the charges (in exchange for cash), the prosecutor can still try A$AP Rocky in court if there are other witnesses to the crime.

Paying off the accuser only works in the movies.

And if word gets to the prosecutor that Relli accepted a payoff in exchange for his silence, Relli could face charges himself.

Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.

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Shakira and her sons were seen leaving Miami amid reports she may face 8 years in prison for income tax evasion.

The Colombian superstar and her sons, Sasha, 7, and Milan, 9, were surrounded by bodyguards as they made their way through Miami's International Airport to board a flight.

The Shakira sighting came days after she was indicted for defrauding the Spanish treasury out of $14 million over three years.

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The charges were contained in the indictment and made public on July 29 in a court in Barcelona.

Prosecutors want the maximum sentence for the "Beyonce of Latin Music." She faces 8 years in prison if she is found guilty of income tax fraud.

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A rep referred to the singer as a law-abiding taxpayer.

"Shakira has always cooperated and abided by the law, demonstrating impeccable conduct as an individual and a taxpayer, and faithfully following the counsel of PriceWaterhouse Coopers, a prestigious and globally recognized tax firm."

The singer, whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak, is the top-selling female Latin singer of all time. She has sold over 80 million records worldwide.

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Rapper Mystikal, who was convicted of sexual battery in 2003, is back in jail following his arrest on rape and false imprisonment charges.

The Grammy-nominated rapper, 51, was arrested Sunday and is awaiting arraignment in a Louisiana jail.

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Mystikal, whose real name is Michael Tyler, is facing charges of first-degree rape, simple robbery, domestic abuse battery, false imprisonment and simple criminal damage to property.

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre said deputies responded to a Louisiana hospital where a rape victim identified the rapper as her rapist.

"He was arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail," Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson Donovan Jackson told NBC News. "This is an ongoing investigation. Further details may be limited at this time."

In 2017 Mystikal was indicted on rape and kidnapping charges. He spent 18 months in jail and was eventually released on a $3 million bond, according to The Associated Press. The 2017 charges were later dropped by the Caddo Parish District Attorney in Louisiana for lack of evidence.

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A Dallas woman who was shot by police after she fired into the air in Dallas Love Field Airport told cops she was singer Chris Brown's wife.

Portia Odufuwa, 37, was dropped off at the airport and proceeded to walk into a restroom where she changed clothes, NBCDFW reported.

Odufuwa walked out of the restroom wearing a hoodie and began shooting a firearm into the ceiling.

She was shot in the lower extremities by Dallas police.

A witness told police that Odufuwa was upset because her husband was fired from his job. When police asked Odufuwa for her husband's name, she replied "Chris Brown."

She also said she was "God's prophet."

"The woman came and was like making an announcement saying somebody failed her husband or something and said, 'I'm about to blow this place up,'" the witness told Fox 4 Dallas Fort-Worth. "All of a sudden, she brandished the gun and started 'Pop, pop' in the air. All I can do is run. I'm thinking I'm not from moving fast enough because I keep hearing shots like I'm gonna die in here."

Odufuwa is known to local law enforcement. She has a lengthy criminal history that includes a bank robbery.

She has been charged with aggravated assault against a public servant, according to online jail records.

She is currently under arrest on the prison ward at Parkland Hospital.

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A female social worker/therapist who was tortured, beaten and raped for over 15 hours by a 20-year-old client was rescued after a cop shot him in the head.

Tzvi Allswang (pictured above) survived and is now in police custody. He faces charges of armed false imprisonment and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

The 25-year-old social worker told police she went to the patient's Boca Raton, Florida home on Friday, July 1, to help him prepare for a job interview as part of his therapy.

She said she was aware that Allswang was previously charged with sexual battery as a teenager.

The victim said she had visited the client's home multiple times in the past and someone was always home with him.

However, when she arrived at the home this time, she noticed he was alone, but she entered the house anyway.

After the therapy session ended, the victim attempted to leave, but Allswang blocked her way.

She said he became aggressive and told her she couldn't leave. Then he bound her hands behind her back with duct tape, WPTV reported.

Allswang took her cell phone, put it on airplane mode, and wrapped it aluminum foil and duct tape, WPTV reported.

Over the next 15 hours, Allswang tortured, beat and raped the woman. According to an affidavit, the suspect beat the victim with his hands and knees, bit her nipples and raped the victim multiple times, including with a vibrator.

The next day, deputies from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department conducted a welfare check at the home after the victim's partner called to report she wasn't answering her phone or texts.

The officers knocked on the front door, got no answer, and left.

About two hours later, the officers returned to the home after the victim's partner called to say her car was in the client's driveway.

The deputies heard a female voice screaming inside the home and forced entry just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

They found Allswang hiding in a master bedroom closet with the victim. He was holding a butcher knife to her throat.

When he refused repeated requests to drop the knife, an officer shot him in the forehead.

Allswang was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound and released into police custody.

The victim was treated at a separate hospital for numerous injuries. Her condition is unknown.

The suspect was denied bond at his first court appearance on Monday. He wore a hard plastic helmet and was wheeled into court in a wheelchair.

According to WPTV, Allswang's parents told police they were out of town and they believed their son was away at camp.
 

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Robert Sylvester Kelly, aka R. Kelly, was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a New York courtroom on Friday.

The 55-year-old disgraced R&B singer was convicted in Brooklyn of heading a criminal enterprise that preyed on girls, women and men for his own sexual gratification.

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He will face similar charges in a separate trial in his native Chicago, Illinois.

Kelly was a successful Grammy award-winning platinum-selling artist who used his wealth and status to prey on vulnerable men and women, prosecutors say.

His sexual exploits earned him the vulgar nickname "The Pied Piper."

Kelly sold over 75 million records worldwide. His solo hit songs include "Bump n' Grind", "Your Body's Callin'", "You Remind Me of Something", "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)" and "I Believe I Can Fly."

He has worked with legends including Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, Janet Jackson and Quincy Jones, among others.

His attorneys submitted documents about the R&B singer's own childhood abuse, which they hoped would sway the judge to give Kelly a lighter sentence.

His attorneys had asked the judge to sentence Kelly to 10 years in prison with credit for time served.

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A distraught dad attacked his son's accused killer in an Ohio courtroom on Thursday morning.

Desean Brown, 22, is accused of fatally stabbing Nyteisha Lattimore before tossing her 3-year-old son, Nylo Lattimore, in the Ohio River where he drowned in December 2020.

In surveillance video footage obtained by Fox 19 News, Nylo's biological father, Tonio Hughes is seen sitting in a back row in the courtroom during a pretrial hearing on a motion filed by Brown's attorney.

Hughes is seen sneaking up behind Brown, who is handcuffed at a table, and punches him with a right hook.

Hughes continues to pummel Brown with his fists while two female deputies struggle to restrain him.

The two women eventually tackled Hughes to the floor where he apparently calmed down.

A second video shows male deputes entering the courtroom. Hughes, who is agitated again, lunges for Brown while being restrained by three large male deputies.

Brown was ushered from the courtroom for his own protection. He is being held without bail and faces the death penalty if convicted.

After the incident, Judge Megan Shanahan held Hughes in contempt of court and sentenced him to serve seven days in the county jail.

"Judge Megan Shanahan and the Hamilton Sheriff's Office would like to emphasize that this behavior will not be tolerated in the courthouse," Hamilton County Sheriff's PIO Kyla Woods said.

"Everything inside him, just the pain and everything took over," said family friend Faith Burton. "He did what I think any of us would do."

Burton said Hughes is having a difficult time getting over the death of his son.

"I've had to be on late-night calls, because he's on the edge, you know?" Burton said. "He's on the verge. Is he going to hurt himself?"

She continued: "I couldn't live without my child either, you know? So I get his emotions, I get why he acted out in court today."

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A Tennessee man apologized to his girlfriend's mother before his sister shot his girlfriend in the front yard of her Memphis home on June 16.

The victim's mother told police that she had just arrived home from work, and was talking to her daughter outside when her daughter's boyfriend, 20-year-old Anthony Taylor, arrived in a car driven by his sister, Antorya Perry, 23.

Perry allegedly tried to run over Taylor's girlfriend before Taylor got out of the passenger side of the car holding an assault rifle.

"I was outside when he and his sister pulled up and was trying to beg him not to shoot my house up, trying to talk to him," the mother said.

The girlfriend's mother said Taylor told her, "I'm sorry momma, I got to do it."

Then Perry snatched the rifle out of his hands and began shooting at Taylor's fleeing girlfriend.

The victim was shot once but managed to get inside the house. She was treated a local hospital for a gunshot wound. Her condition is unknown. Two others inside the house were also injured during the shooting. The extent of their injuries are unknown.

Police said Perry and Taylor then got back in the vehicle but continued shooting at the house as they drove away, WHBQ reported.

The mother knows the siblings well, WREG reports. She said her daughter and Taylor "have been dating since 8th grade."

On June 18, the victim's mother identified Perry in a photo lineup. Taylor and Perry were both arrested and face six counts of Aggravated Assault.

Perry was released on a $50,000 bond, while Taylor is still being held in jail on $100,000 bail. They appeared in court Wednesday, June 22.