Pooh Shiesty to remain in federal lockup for on gun and robbery charges

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A judge has ordered Memphis rapper Pooh Shiesty to remain in a federal detention center pending trial on charges connected to an incident in Miami, Florida, last October.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced the 21-year-old, born Lontrell D. Williams, will be held without bond on robbery charges stemming from a shooting involving the purchase of marijuana and a pair of high-end sneakers.

Allegedly, Williams and two associates drove to a hotel in the Miami suburb of Bay Harbor Islands on October 9, 2020 to purchase the items from two men. “It is alleged that during the transaction, the defendants shot the sellers with semi-automatic weapons,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office statement declares, adding that Williams and two co-defendants then “drove away from the scene, taking with them the sneakers and marijuana they had not paid for.”

Williams and the two associates have each been charged with one count of conspiring to possess firearms in furtherance of a crime of violence, conspiring to commit a Hobbs Act robbery, committing a Hobbs Act robbery, and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office is also pursuing criminal charges against Williams in connection to another alleged shooting of a security guard at King of Diamonds strip club over Memorial Day weekend this year. Williams, who was out on bail at the time, was arrested in June.

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