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Police Obtain Warrants, Charge Rapper Mystikal 1st Degree Rape, Here’s What Happened

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What in the world is going on with Mystikal? That’s what everyone is asking after the Shreveport Police have notified the public that they are searching for Michael Tyler, better-known as the rapper Mystikal, in connection with an alleged sexual assault that took place October 22, 2016.

According to a report on the KSLA website, warrants have been secured for Mystikal and another man, Averweone Holman.

“Warrants were secured for Mystikal and Holman for one count each of First Degree Rape,” according to KSLA. “Bond was set at $2 million each.”

History Of Sexual Assault?

If you didn’t know, years ago in 2003, Mystikal pleaded guilty to sexual battery and extortion charges.

According to reports, the alleged rape occurred because the victim accepted checks against the rapper’s bank account even though she knew he didn’t authorize them. The extortion charges stem from Mystikal allegedly soliciting the woman for sex, under the condition that he wouldn’t turn her into the police for her crime.

During his time in prison, he also pleaded guilty to two federal misdemeanor counts of failing to file tax returns on a total of $1.7 million he earned in 1998 and 1999.

A judge allowed him to serve the federal sentence concurrently with the state at the David Wade Correctional Center in north Louisiana, near Homer.


The Incident

The Shreveport police obtained warrants for the 46-year-old rapper and 26-year-old Holman, as they are charged with one count each of First Degree Rape. Bond was set at $2 million each.

The warrant stems from an incident that happened back in October.

While police spokesperson Cpl. Angie Willhite refused to elaborate, but it is being reported that the incident stems from the rapper’s stop in Shreveport on the Legends of Hip-Hop” tour in a downtown Shreveport casino.

Investigators reportedly collected evidence at the scene linked to Mystikal and 26-year-old Averweone Holman. The later was arrested in Killeen, Texas on Friday (August 18) by U.S. Marshalls. A third person, 42-year-old Tenichia Wafford of Harker Heights, Texas, is also being sought after by law enforcement.

Police claim Wafford attempted to persuade the victim to retract her story and faces a charge of accessory after the fact to first-degree rape. Her bond has been set at $200,000.

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