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LYFE JENNINGS GETS LOCKED UP October 23, 2008

Filed under: General News — Ryann Hayman @ 3:45 pm
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OTR has more on the arrest of R&B singer Lyfe Jennings which we first reported yesterday.

 

      According to the Atlanta journal-Constitution, Jennings was arrested Sunday on gun charges in Smyrna, Georgia while trying to locate the mother of his children, according to police.

 

      An arrest warrant says, Jennings, whose real name is Chester Jennings, kicked in the door of a residence on Springwoods Drive in Smyrna while looking for Joy Pound. He fired the gun in the street and later tried to run from the Smyrna police when they arrived, police said.

 

      After his arrest, he posted a $50,000 bond Monday night. However, Jennings could not be reached for comment, the paper reports.

 

      In addition to the gun charges and trespassing, he has been charged with eluding police and driving under the influence.

 

      Smyrna police chased Jennings after receiving a call about a gunshot fired. Police followed his red Corvette along Concord Road, where he was going about 70 mph according to the warrant.

 

      Once he was stopped, Jennings refused a field sobriety test. The warrant said he “had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” coming from his breath.

 

      Jennings has a prior history with the legal justice system. He served 10 years in prison from 1992-2002 on a felony charge when he was 14.

 

      His music career started after his December 2002 prison release when he won the amateur contest at the Apollo five times.

 

      Jennings’ first album, “Lyfe 268-192,” is named in recognition of his prison ID number.

      Watch a report on the incident from Fox 5/Atlanta.

 

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