An indictment filed in Cobb County last month alleges that there was a conspiracy at work when Lil Wayne’s tour buses were shot up in April, Channel 2 Action News reported Wednesday night.
Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, 25, of Atlanta was arrested June 2 in connection with the shooting, which he did to gain “street cred” with his “Blood” gang members, according to police warrants. None of the approximately dozen people on the buses were injured during the incident.
The indictment alleges that Winfrey, Jeffery Lamar Williams, also known as “Young Thug,” and Bryan Williams, also known as “Birdman,” are all members of the gang and were involved in a RICO conspiracy. Lil Wayne also allegedly is a member of the gang.
Jeffery Williams and Bryan Williams were not charged in the incident, Channel 2 said, although Jeffery Williams was arrested Wednesday after allegedly threatening to shoot a Perimeter Mall security guard in the face.
Winfrey, also known as “Pee Wee” and “Roscoe,” was indicted June 25 on six charges — aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts, criminal damage, possession of a firearm by a felon, criminal gang activity, reckless conduct and discharging a weapon near the street, according to an indictment obtained by Channel 2.
Winfrey allegedly caused $20,000 worth of damage to the buses in which Lil Wayne — whose real name is Dwayne Carter — was traveling about 3 a.m. on April 26 after performing at the Compound night club on Brady Avenue.
He is booked in the Cobb County Jail without bond.
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