A Baton Rouge rapper who gained notoriety for anti-Donald Trump songs was arrested Thursday after he appeared in a video with at least two stolen guns, police said.
Demarcus Davis, 22, is accused of possessing guns that were stolen from Meaux Guns and Ammo in July, a Baton Rouge Police Department report says. Police tracked down Davis after he posted a video to the social media site Instagram on May 15 in which he and at least eight other people brandish guns — including rifles, pistols and a sawed-off shotgun — and warn people not to mess with them, the report says.
Davis was arrested Thursday afternoon after a police officer stopped him for rolling past a stop sign on Marque Ann Drive and saw a bottle of codeine syrup in his vehicle, the report says.
Police tied Davis to the stolen guns after finding a photo on Facebook of him holding a customized Ruger 10/22 Krinker Plinker that was stolen from the gun shop. The serial number of a stolen Glock pistol as well as a house number and street name are also visible in Davis’ videos, the report says.
During questioning on Thursday, police showed Davis a photo of him holding a gun, and Davis admitted it was real, according to the report. Davis was convicted of simple robbery in November 2014.
Davis, who performs under the name Maine Musik, has made songs threatening Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and has alluded to having a connection to the Islamic State group and access to grenades. Davis’ Instagram account has nearly 53,000 followers.
His Twitter account has another 1,600-plus followers.
“I really want to go to war with Donald Trump because Donald Trump try’na take food stamps away from my momma and that all the (expletive) she got,” Davis says in one of his videos.
Davis, 16034 Norwick Ave., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on three counts of felon in possession of a firearm, one count of illegal possession of a stolen firearm and one count of possession of Schedule V drugs. Davis was assigned $23,000 bail, online jail records show.