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Memphis rapper Gangsta Boo charged in store robbery

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OLIVE BRANCH, MS (WMC-TV) - The Memphis rap artist known as Gangsta Boo has been charged in connection with the armed robbery of a Dollar General Store in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Lola Chanterelle Mitchell is charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Olive Branch police say she and another suspect, Marcus Curtis, allegedly robbed the store at Nichols and Hacks Cross on July 23.

Major Tim Presley said a male suspect confronted a female clerk at gunpoint outside the store.

"Then the female clerk and the male clerk were ordered to put the cash from the safe in the register in shopping bags," Presley said.

After ordering the clerks to lie down on the floor, the male robber fled on foot.

Curtis was arrested on December 4 by the Shelby County Sheriff's Department. He is charged with armed robbery.

Olive Branch police say the weapon used in the robbery was tied to another crime, which lead to Curtis' capture.

"The gun used in the case was somewhat unique and had tied into another crime," Presley said.

The investigation then led to Mitchell. Investigators believe she conspired with Curtis in the robbery, but they're not sure to what extent.

Mitchell is also known as "Lady Boo" in the world of rap music. Most commonly associated with the Memphis-based group Three 6 Mafia, Mitchell was an original member in the early 1990's.

Mitchell turned herself in to Olive branch authorities Tuesday after a warrant was issued for her arrest. She was released on $100,000 bond, and will appear in court on January 5.

Curtis was extradited from Memphis and booked Wednesday into the DeSoto County Jail on $100,000 bail.

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