Gucci Mane Pleads Not Guilty in Bottle Attack Case

Rapper claims he's innocent of aggravated assault on U.S. soldier.

Posted: 05/14/2013 09:21 AM EDT
Gucci Mane Pleads Not Guilty

Gucci Mane (nèe Radric Davis) pled not guilty to the aggravated assault charge he was hit with in March, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The Georgia's Most Wanted rapper/Brick Squad 1017 founder is accused of attacking U.S. soldier James Lettley.

Lettley told the court that he was celebrating his birthday in the V.I.P. section of Harlem Nights Club in Atlanta when he approached Gucci's security to ask for a picture with the trap star. Gooch's response, he alleges, was to strike him in the head with a champagne bottle. Lettley went to a local hospital and received 10 stitches for his wound.

Gucci turned himself in and was released on a $75,000 bond last month. His lawyer, Drew Findling, argued that there is no evidence of the assault other than Lettley's testimony. He said the lack of evidence is especially curious with the prevalence of cameras these days.

Since he's been out (he was locked up for three weeks following the incident due to a parole violation that his lawyer did not specify in the media), Gooch has been getting his Brick Squad business in order. He signed Chicago's Chief Keef and producer C4 and has begun releasing new music. His Trap House III album is expected this year.

 

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