It was previously reported that hip-hop podcast personality, Taxstone has been released on a $500,000 bail and given house arrest after being found guilty of weapon possession and buying an illegal gun in connection to last May’s Irving Plaza shooting that left Ronald “Banga” McPhatter dead and rapper Troy Ave injured.
Now, a Manhattan judge has gone back on that decision. This is after prosecutors claimed witness testimony would “directly show” he killed Banga that unfortunate night at Irving Plaza.
The Daily News reports Manhattan Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan decided to keep Tax, real name Daryl Campbell, without bail for the time being after hearing continued arguments from the prosecution today. Prosecutors claimed Campbell poses a danger to the community and said additional charges would be brought against the podcast host relating to the new witness testimony.
Kaplan said the prosecution’s argument influenced his decision to revoke bail. Campbell’s lawyer Kenneth Montgomery argued his client isn’t violent and accused the prosecution of misrepresenting Tax as a gang member by using statements he made on his podcast. Read more…
Tax’s beef with Troy Ave began with an exchange of words on the internet but this quickly escalated.
This led to the altercation backstage at Irving Plaza on May 25th 2016.
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