Trapboy Freddy has pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person stemming from a 2022 case.
FOX 4 News reported that the Dallas rapper entered his guilty plea in court on Thursday (May 11), having agreed to a plea deal to avoid any additional charges in the gun case.
Freddy, real name Devarius Dontez Moore, faces up to 10 years behind bars and a fine of up to $250,000. He also had to give up a Taurus TCP .380-caliber gun as part of the deal.
As previously reported, Trapboy Freddy was arrested in August on weapons charges – but when police arrived at his residence, they were greeted by a caged tiger cub.
Social media rumors suggested that the tiger was roaming free and had potentially escaped from the Dallas Zoo, though police and the zoo itself confirmed that this was not true.
“Dallas Animal Services responded to the address and secured the tiger, which is currently being held in protective custody at an undisclosed location,” law enforcement said in a statement.
We are aware of a rumor that is circulating – we want to assure everyone our tigers are all accounted for and safe here at the Zoo,” the Dallas Zoo tweeted from their official Twitter account. “We saw messages online and heard from concerned local neighbors and wanted to set minds at ease about your Dallas Zoo!”
The 300 Entertainment rapper was taken into custody for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Freddy had previously posted photos on Instagram of himself with a tiger cub on a leash, though it wasn’t confirmed if it was the same tiger that was confiscated.
The rapper dropped off his album Distractions in August 2021, which boasted some impressive appearances from Young Thug, Lakeyah, Yella Beezy and more. He released his latest single “Innocence” back in June.
In a local news report covering the arrest, neighbors said they were shocked to know a tiger was in their neighborhood and expressed relief that the cub had been removed from the home.