‘Welcome Home’ from prison party: Rapper, 25 others busted for violating probation
Violating your probation is never a good thing. Violating your probation while performing at your “Welcome Home” party after getting sprung from the Big House qualifies as simply stupid.
Such is the saga of part-time rapper and full-time felon Mondel Whitaker of Newnan (Coweta County), Georgia.
As reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution;
More than two dozen men were arrested Saturday at a Coweta County sports bar that officials had been investigating for months.
Montel Whitaker, a local rapper recently released from prison, was at the Hoops Bar and Grill on Old Corinth Road in Newnan when about 30 law enforcement officers raided the club, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Whitaker, who goes by the stage name M. Deezy, was performing during the “Welcome Home” party. His mother, Altomeisa Smith, told Channel 2 she believes deputies targeted him.
Smith told Channel 2 her son was in prison for cocaine possession and probation violation.
“He keeps getting harassed,” Smith said. “He’s just trying to go to the club to perform and make money.”
Jasmine Ball, a bar patron, said officials immediately divided the crowd by sex.
“When they came in, they said the quickest way out of here … the women on this side and the men on this side,” Ball told the news station.
Obviously a product of the public school system, Ball also eruditely stated to the media, “They didn’t check no women.”
On the men, deputies said they found guns and drugs. That violated the terms of their probation and the rules of the bar.
Not that Whitaker is a stranger to the Crossbar Hotel. According to the Newnan Times-Herald of Sept. 26, 2016, a certain Whittaker, Mondel Lamon, 24, was busted on Sept, 13 for… wait for it… probation violation.
But wait, there’s more.
The background check websites of InstantCheckMate.com and Georgia.Arrests.org both make note of a young Mondel Whitaker who happened to have run afoul of the law even earlier in life.
As compiled by both sites, the individual arrested in Coweta County, Georgia during the summer of 2012 was booked for the following;
- Two counts of carrying a weapon without a license
- Two counts of being in possession of a firearm/knife during the commission of a crime
- Two counts of narcotics manufacturing/distribution/possession with intent to distribute
- Two counts of marijuana manufacturing/distribution/possession with intent to distribute
- One count of… wait for it… probation violation.
Cell phone video shows a police raid at a Coweta Co sports bar. Deputies found drugs; arrested dozens for probation violations. Live @ 615 pic.twitter.com/BJgDXZcI49
— Chris Jose (@ChrisJoseWSB) June 19, 2017