Popular Louisiana rapper JayDaYoungan was arrested by federal agents Thursday, hours after posting bond in Washington Parish, where he was jailed for five days on counts of drug and weapon possession.
After a prominent rapper was arrested and accused of aiding a gang-related murder in Tangipahoa Parish last year, he posted a picture for his …
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives took the rapper, whose legal name is Javorius Tykies Scott, into custody Thursday. It's unclear what federal charges he's facing and, as of Thursday evening, federal court records for the middle and eastern districts of Louisiana showed no criminal proceedings pending against Scott.
However, Thursday's apprehension marks the fourth arrest since August for the 23-year-old artist, who is known for singles like "23 Island," "Elimination" and "Opps," which have together garnered more than 170 million streams on Spotify.
Scott was arrested Aug. 20 for driving recklessly at a high speed with his passenger door open, according to the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office.
After authorities stopped him, police say they discovered Scott had two passengers in the car, including a baby sitting without a seatbelt in a woman's lap.
Scott was cited for careless operation of a vehicle, no child restraint and driving with a suspended license. He was issued a summons arrest to appear in court.
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On Sept. 16, he was arrested by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office on counts of accessory to second-degree murder and obstruction of justice in connection with a shooting on a trail in northern Tangipahoa Parish a year earlier that left one person dead and two others injured. He was released in less than a week after posting a $175,000 bond.
The traffic stop in Washington Parish happened a month after that.
In addition to the recent arrests, officials say he was jailed April 21 in Coweta County, Georgia, and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, narcotics possession and tampering with evidence. The Coweta County Sheriff's Office also accused him of having several bottles of codeine cough syrup, oxycodone pills, several firearms and "a quantity of cash."
According to media reports, Scott was also arrested a couple years ago in Harris County, Texas, accused of hitting a pregnant woman. Police reportedly fond him hiding in the attic. During that arrest, police say they seized $24,000 in cash, oxycodone, promethazine and several guns where Scott was hiding.
In late September, an employee of the Amite City jail in which Scott was staying was fired after taking a posed picture of Scott, the Warden said.
The photo, which the rapper posted for his 2.4 million follwers but which has since been deleted, depicted Scott in his cell wearing orange sandals and a white T-shirt, shorts and headband.
The photo's caption read "All is well now."