- Steve Visser The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Rapper Gucci Mane pleaded guilty Monday to assaulting a fan who wanted a picture with him.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Tom Campbell sentenced Mane, whose given name is Radric Davis, to three years in prison for hitting an Army staff sergeant with a bottle at the Harlem Nights club in Atlanta on March 16, 2013. The sergeant walked up to Davis in the club’s VIP section.
“Rather than accommodating the admiring fan, Davis, for no explicable reason, instead, hit the victim over the head with a vodka bottle and then hurriedly left the club,” District Attorney Paul Howard said in a statement. “The victim sustained a deep laceration to his forehead which required ten stitches.”
Davis has a history of assaults and run-ins with the law.
He was sentenced in August to 39 months in federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm. At the time of that sentence, he had already spent 11 months in custody, which meant then he only had 28 months more to serve on his federal sentence.
His newest aggravated assault sentence in Fulton County will run concurrently with that sentence. It was unclear Monday on whether Davis was getting credit for the time he already served.
He was also convicted of battery in 2011 in DeKalb County and of aggravated assault in Fulton County in 2005.
That same year, Davis was charged with murder in DeKalb County after shooting a Macon rapper he said attacked him. The charges were later dropped.
He also was charged with battery in 2008 in Henry County, but the victims were apparently unwilling to testify so the case fell apart, according to the federal prosecutor at his August sentencing.