An Georgia-based rapper behind a viral 2015 hit continues to be indicted on murder charges following a shooting dying of his cousin outdoors Atlanta.
Ricky “Silento” Hawk, 23, who rose to fame in 2015 using the viral hit “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” that consequently spawned a teenager dance craze, was indicted with a grand jury in DeKalb County Superior Court on August. 3 within the dying of his cousin Ernest Roots, 34, on Jan. 21. Hawk stands billed with one legal count of murder with express malice, one legal count of murder within the commission of some other legal, one legal count of irritated assault and something legal count of having a gun throughout the commission of the legal. The grand jury purchased him held without bond.
Hawk continues to be incarcerated within the DeKalb City Jail since February. 1 around the legal murder charge, associated with Rook’s dying. Another three charges were put into his arrest record on August. 13.
Rook was discovered by police soon after 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 21, when residents of the neighborhood in Panthersville, Georgia — about 10 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta — known as 911 after hearing shots, based on the Atlanta Journal-Metabolic rate. Police at that time stated that Rooks was recognized to the residents of the home locally.
During the time of Hawk’s arrest within the situation, police stated that Rooks had multiple gunshots towards the face and leg, and eight spent covering casings put together in the scene, based on the Atlanta Journal-Metabolic rate. No motive was handed for that shooting.
Chanel Hudson, who recognized as Hawk’s publicist, released an announcement on Instagram at that time stating that Hawk “continues to be suffering hugely from a number of mental health illnesses” and requesting hopes.
This was certainly one of a number of recent arrests for Hawk.
On August. 28, 2020, Hawk was arrested by Santa Ana, Calif. police on the control of inflicting corporal injuries on the spouse or cohabitant (which may be whether legal or misdemeanor) after police were known as to a domestic disturbance, based on KABC in La. He was booked and released, but the very next day, he was arrested through the LAPD after apparently entering an arbitrary, occupied home having a hatchet looking for his girlfriend. The occupants apparently didn’t know either him or his girlfriend. The La County district attorney’s office later billed Hawk with two counts of assault having a deadly weapon.
Then, on March. 23, 2020, he was caught by DeKalb County police apparently doing 143 miles per hour with an Atlanta-area highway, based on the Atlanta Journal-Metabolic rate. As he finally stopped around 3:30 a.m., he allegedly told the officer he had just created a club and it was speeding because individuals were following him.
“If there’s like 10 cars the follow, I’m able to do 143 because I’m not a normal person, and you can go look on your pc also it would tell you just how,” the officer reported Hawk told him.
Hawk was arrested and billed with exceeding the utmost posted speed limit, reckless driving, driving on roadways laned for traffic, and stopping, standing or parking inside a prohibited space. He was launched later on that day.
Expenditure is still pending for the reason that situation. It’s unclear if Hawk’s next court date continues to be scheduled.
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