Rapper Silento, real name Richard Lamar Hawk, is facing two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Silento was allegedly looking for his girlfriend when he walked into a random, unlocked home in Los Angeles. Upon entering the home and not finding his girlfriend, he began attacking two individuals who were inside. He was quickly disarmed by one of the individuals who possessed a firearm. On Saturday, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that Silento was taken into custody as a result of his actions.
A short time after the incident took place, Silento’s friends arrived at the home and told him that he was not in the right house. They all fled, but the police eventually caught up with them and transported Silento to jail.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
What Penalties Does Silento Face for His Charges?
Silento’s next step is to have his case heard. If convicted on theses charges alone, he could be sentenced to a maximum of six years in state prison. However, Silento was already out on bail for another pending case in Orange County. According to reports from the previous arrest, he was charged with inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant. That pending case combined with the speculation that Silento was looking for his girlfriend when he was arrested for the second incident makes it likely that prosecutors will attempt to enhance the sentence.
Silento has not been released since the most recent offense and is currently being held on $105,000 bail. Silento rose to fame in 2015 when his song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” gained massive popularity. The song hit No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified six-times platinum. In 2018 the rapper dropped his album, “Fresh Outta High School.”
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