The police have arrested the man they believe pistol-whipped Tekashi 6ix9ine and kidnapped him as he was riding through the streets of Brooklyn.
According to TMZ, federal agents arrested Anthony Jamel Ellison a week ago on a federal warrant. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, a grand jury indicted Ellison on 1 count of conspiracy to obstruct commerce by robbery, 1 count of obstructing commerce by robbery, and 1 count of carrying a firearm to commit a crime.
Ellison was hauled into jail on Nov. 6, and remains in a federal prison in Manhattan, awaiting trial. He pled not guilty to all charges.
In an interesting note, Ellison, who the celebrity news site says is a member of the Nine Trey Bloods, used to be a member of Tekashi’s management team before the rapper blew up. According to records, Ellison is currently being held in Manhattan Correctional Center. His next court date is Jan. 8.
At the time 6ix9ine was robbed, it was reported that he’d been robbed of over $750,000 worth of jewelry. Speaking with Angie Martinez for an interview a short while after the robbery, the 22-year-old rapper explained that the robbers had purposely crashed into the back of a car he was riding in before pistol-whipping him and throwing him in the back of their car.
After cruising for a while, he began to think about the way his fellow rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed during a robbery the month prior.
“I’m just talking to God and I’m thinking about the whole X situation and I’m just like, ‘Yo, do I really wanna lose my life right now just because I won’t give something up?’”