A Baltimore judge has issued an arrest warrant for former Bad Boy artist, Kevin Barnes, also known as Chopper. The rapper, who recently signed to Cash Money Records, is currently wanted by Baltimore police for failing to complete 100 hours of community service he was sentenced to in March as a result of a 2001 robbery charge.
According to WBAL Channel 11 News, Prosecutors claim Barnes was riding a mountain bike when he pulled a gun (which was later found to be a pellet rifle) out on a couple and threatened, “Stop or I’ll bust your brains.” He robbed one person of $90 while the other fled.
Barnes was subsequently arrested for the robbery after detectives found him on his bike with the pellet rifle. He was later released and given a court date which he missed, resulting in a warrant being issued for his arrest.
In March of 2006 he was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and two years of probation after cops arrested him for the outstanding warrant during a routine traffic stop.
Paul Gardner, Barnes’ lawyer, told WBAL that his client believed he would be fulfilling his probation requirements in Atlanta, where he had been staying since Hurricane Katrina.
“Chopper failed to appear before his probation officer because Chopper expected to report to a Georgia probation officer not a Maryland one,” Gardner said.