Podcaster Taxstone is facing more time behind bars after being locked up in connection with a gun charge related to the fatal shooting that took place at a T.I. concert in New York last year.
According to Bossip:
Taxstone – real name Daryl Campbell – appeared in New York federal court May 9 for a pre-trial hearing, where his lawyer, Ken Montgomery, was supposed to make an application for bail. In a letter to the judge last month, Montgomery argued that Taxstone should be let out on bail as he has a job, and didn’t go off the radar in the aftermath of the shooting, which left one man, Roland “Banga” McPhatter, dead, and several others wounded. Montgomery also said that rapper Troy Ave, who has been charged with the more serious crime of attempted murder in connection to the shooting, is out on bail, and it didn’t make sense that Taxstone was still behind bars.
Taxstone’s lawyers have been arguing that he should be released on bail because he has a job, and did not go on the run after the shooting which left one man dead, and several people wounded.
Prosecutors called him a danger to the community, a flight risk, and said that they have witnesses who say that they saw Taxstone murder Ronald McPhatter on the night of the shooting.
The judge presiding over the case said she would rule on the bail hearing on May 9th, but the issue was never brought up. This means that the “Tax Season” host will remain in jail until the matter is resolved…