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Felony Battery Charges Against Rod Wave Dropped

The rapper was arrested earlier this month on a felony charge of battery by strangulation.

The felony charges against Rod Wave have been dropped, according to Billboard.

Earlier this month, the rapper, born Rodarius Marcell Green, was arrested following an April 24 incident involving Wave who allegedly entered his ex-girlfriend’s home and choked her.

Wave and the woman share two children together, who were reportedly in another room of the house when the incident allegedly took place.

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Pitchfork reports that Green’s attorney Bradford M. Cohen labeled the incident a “a misunderstanding between a Girlfriend and Boyfriend,” adding, “That misunderstanding resulted in Mr. Green’s arrest. After review of the evidence and speaking with witnesses, the State entered a Nolle Pross/No Info on the matter and will not be pursuing charges.” Additionally, via Instagram, Cohen said, “Sometimes misunderstandings can be misconstrued and it isn’t until all the evidence and witnesses are reviewed that the right decision is made by the States Attorney.”

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the 22-year-old was taken into custody the morning of May 2 for battery by strangulation, which is a third degree felony that carries a maximum sentence of five years behind bars, five years of probation, and a $5,000 fine.

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