Probation violation gets rapper 90 daysRapper Mystikal will be going back behind bars for three months because of a probation violation.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rapper Mystikal will be going back behind bars for three months because of a probation violation.
Mystikal, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was released from a Louisiana prison in 2010 after serving six years for sexual battery and extortion. He'll be returning to jail May 14.
On Monday, state District Judge Tony Marabella added the extra time as a condition of the 41-year-old Tyler's five-year probation in the extortion case because he was arrested in February on a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse battery.
Prosecutor Sue Bernie told The Advocate Tyler stipulated to being in violation of his probation, which called for him to remain arrest- and conviction-free.
Tyler's attorney, Roy Maughan Jr., said Marabella ordered Tyler to spend another 90 days in jail but is giving him credit for the nine days he was detained after his Feb. 22 arrest.
"It was an unfortunate incident between two people who have cared a lot about each other for 10 years," Maughan said of the domestic abuse battery arrest.
Maughan described Tyler and the victim as domestic partners.
They have two children together, he said.
Tyler pleaded guilty in 2003 to forcing his hairstylist to perform what a judge called "continuous sex acts." The victim in that case accused Tyler and two bodyguards of making her perform oral sex after accusing her of stealing $80,000 worth of his checks.
The woman denied stealing any money.
One bodyguard, Leland "Pokie" Ellis, received three years in prison. The other, Vercy Carter, got four years.