Gucci Mane faces federal gun charges

Gucci Mane faces federal gun charges

Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane was again in court Tuesday, this time facing federal gun possession charges.

The local hip hop star, whose real name is Radric Davis, was arraigned before a federal judge on two counts of gun possession by a convicted felon.

Davis, 33, is accused of displaying two different loaded handguns and acting erratically twice in September, both incidents occurring within days of one another, prosecutors said.

“We are actively reviewing the discovery (of evidence federal and local authorities have in the case),” Davis’ attorney Drew Findling said.

According to the federal indictments, on Sept. 12, Davis had a Taurus 45-caliber handgun and eight rounds of ammunition. Days later on Sept. 14, the indictment claims he was in possession of a Glock 40-caliber handgun and 11 rounds of ammunition.

If convicted on each count, Davis faces up to 20 years in federal prison and fines up to $500,000, court officials said.

He has been convicted twice, once in Fulton County in 2005 for assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault, and again in Dade County, Fla., that same year for possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, according to court documents.

Davis will be detained until his trial, but it is unclear whether DeKalb County Jail officials will relinquish custody to federal officials. He has been in the DeKalb facility since a Sept. 14 arrest.

Fulton County authorities have a hold on Davis for a probation violation from a March arrest on assault charges.

His next federal court hearing is scheduled for early January, Findling said.

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