BlocBoy JB, attorney confident they’ll ‘beat’ charges

BlocBoy JB, attorney confident they’ll ‘beat’ charges

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB appeared in court Monday morning.

The 22-year-old whose real name is James Baker was arrested last week on charges of speeding and possessing a handgun as a convicted felon.

Baker and his attorney Aaron Neglia said they are confident they will “beat the charges.”

Deputies were running surveillance outside Baker’s home before his arrest. Inside, they found drugs, a cache of weapons and boxes of ammunition. Baker told police the guns were in his house for a video shoot, and he thought they were not loaded.

Baker was released from jail Friday night, hours before his performance at Beale Street Music Festival.

The rapper was also arrested in February on theft, drug and gun charges.

Authorities issued an arrest warrant Feb. 14 but it took nearly two weeks for Baker to turn himself in.The rapper’s attorney said his client was out of town performing. Baker was released on $50,000 bond.

Baker will be back in court May 20.

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