Taxstone Will Remain in Jail After Court Revokes Bail
Yesterday, popular hip-hop podcast host Taxstone (born Daryl Campbell) posted $500,000 bail after being arrested on gun charges stemming from a shooting at a T.I. concert last year in which the rapper Troy Ave was wounded, and his bodyguard Ronald McPhatter was killed. Campbell entered a not guilty plea to charges stemming from firearm possession by an ex-felon, and was placed on house arrest. But this morning Billboard and the New York Daily News are reporting that Campbell’s bail was rescinded after a ruling in a Manhattan court yesterday, and he will instead remain in custody.
According to The Daily News, prosecutors argued Campbell poses an “active danger to the community,” and that he should held partially on the basis that other charges might be being levied against him in the future based on forthcoming testimony from witnesses. Manhattan Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan agreed with that argument, overruling a lower court judgement that would have allowed Taxstone to remain free on bond.
Taxstone has been implicated in the shooting at a green room inside New York’s Irving Plaza last May. After the incident, Troy Ave was charged with attempted murder and weapons possession, to which he has pled not guilty and is out on bail.
According to the Daily News, Taxstone was arrested because investigators claimed to have found his DNA on the weapon used in the shooting. Statements from his podcast Tax Season are also reportedly being used as support for the case against him by the state:
— Noah Hurowitz (@NoahHurowitz) January 18, 2017