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Tekashi69 Cops Nab Suspect For Kidnapping, Pistol-Whipping 6ix9ine

11/13/2018 2:55 PM PST
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Cops busted the man they believe pistol-whipped Tekashi69 and kidnapped him ... TMZ has learned.

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.

TMZ broke the story ... back in July, 6ix9ine was dragged out of an SUV, pistol-whipped and taken to his home, where multiple suspects jacked $750k in jewelry and more than $15k in cash.

They allegedly drove off with Tekashi, who eventually managed to escape from the vehicle and hitchhiked to a hospital.

Sources connected to the situation say Ellison had been part of Tekashi's management crew before 6ix9ine's career skyrocketed. According to law enforcement sources, Ellison is a known affiliate of the 9 Trey Bloods gang.

Iggy Azalea Sued By Injured Skateboarder ... French Montana Connection

11/13/2018 2:17 PM PST

Iggy Azalea just got a not-so-fabulous parting gift from dating French Montana ... a lawsuit.

A skateboarder named Jeffrey Linett claims in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, he was tooling around in WeHo back in November 2016 when a car owned by Iggy and driven by French's little brother, Ayoub Kharbouch, slammed into him.

Since Iggy was the registered owner of the 2015 Jeep Wrangler, she's on the hook if the driver did something stupid.

Linett claims Ayoub didn't see him crossing because he was Snapchatting while driving ... classic negligence.

Linett, who is also suing Ayoub, claims he suffered "severe personal injuries" and emotional distress. 

Plies Felony Gun Charge Dropped ... After Airport Arrest

11/8/2018 11:14 AM PST
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Plies just caught a break after being hauled out of an airport in cuffs this summer, because prosecutors are dropping the felony gun charge against the rapper ... TMZ has learned. 

A county clerk tells us Plies was facing a felony charge for carrying a concealed firearm, but prosecutors dropped it after he completed a concealed weapons course. They'd also determined he had a valid permit for carrying a concealed weapon. 

We broke the story ... Plies was arrested in September after a gun was found in his carry-on luggage as he was attempting to board a Delta flight in Tampa. TSA agents discovered a Glock .43 in one of his bags, as well as a fully-loaded magazine lying next to the firearm, and cops said Plies did not have a permit for the gun.  

Sources close to Plies tell TMZ he grabbed the wrong bag by mistake, and admitted the gun is his. 

No word on if Plies got packing tips during the concealed weapons course. 

Young Thug Back in Jail ... After Failing Drug Test

11/8/2018 10:37 AM PST
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Young Thug is back behind bars after his most recent drug test came back dirty -- and it looks like he'll now have to await trial in a jumpsuit.

According to court docs, obtained by TMZ, a Georgia judge revoked YT's bond Thursday during the arraignment in his felony drug case. The judge says Young Thug's drug test came back positive, and because he'd been ordered to stay clean as a condition of his release ... he's gotta go back to jail.

YT was booked into DeKalb County Jail at around 8:30 AM PT, and he's currently being held on no bond -- aka he's not walking out of there again, at least not for now. 

As we reported ... Young Thug has been charged with 8 felonies stemming from an arrest in 2017, where he was pulled over for tinted windows ... and cops say they discovered multiple drugs in his vehicle. 

Prosecutors are charging YT with possession and intent to distribute meth, hydrocodone and weed. He's also charged with possession of amphetamine, Alprazolam, codeine (2 counts) and a firearm.

Boxing Champ Jermain Taylor Arrested & Jailed ... Stemming From DV Case

11/8/2018 6:58 AM PST
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Former boxing Jermain Taylor was arrested and hauled to jail Wednesday morning ... and it all stems from an incident where he allegedly KO'd and threatened to kill his GF.

Back in August, Taylor was arrested in Arkansas for allegedly knocking a woman unconscious ... and holding a knife to her throat.

At the time, he was booked into the county jail ... but released on $15k bond.

Now prosecutors are moving forward with the case ... indicting the former middleweight champ on felony aggravated assault, felony terroristic threats and misdemeanor domestic battery.

The indictment triggered an arrest warrant ... so cops went and picked up Taylor.

JT's currently in the Pulaski County jail.

FYI -- this ain't the first time Taylor's been in trouble with the law ... he's previously been arrested for allegedly shooting his own cousin, allegedly making terroristic threats and firing a handgun at an MLK Jr. parade, and allegedly brutally beating a fellow patient at a rehab facility.

Taylor is set to appear before a judge Thursday morning.

10:13 AM PT -- Taylor has been released from county jail on $10K bail. 

'Big Brother' Christmas Abbott Arrested for Car Wreck ... Allegedly Smashed Baby Daddy's Side Chick's Ride

11/7/2018 9:02 AM PST
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"Big Brother" alum Christmas Abbott was arrested in Florida this week ... TMZ has confirmed.

Abbott turned herself into authorities Tuesday in Tampa, where she was booked for felony criminal mischief.

According to a police report, obtained by TMZ, Christmas drove to a Tampa gym back in August to confront her baby daddy's alleged side chick. Cops say that Abbott flew into a rage, asking all kinds of questions, and hurling a cup of coffee. She then rammed into the chick's car in the parking lot.

Per the report ... Abbott called the other woman a "pathetic home-wrecking little slut" among other insults.

The responding officer says Abbott continued to scream at the side chick while he tried calming her down. Abbott was 8 months pregnant at the time and, according to the report, cops declined to process her because she was so far along. Her vehicle was seized, but they allowed her to turn herself in later. 

For the record, she had a little boy in October. 

Abbott came in third place during season 19 of "Big Brother" ... back in 2017. In addition to her stint on 'BB,' Christmas was a big-time CrossFit competitor, and was the first female NASCAR pit crew member.

Originally Published -- 8:10 AM PST

Tekashi 6ix9ine Manager Surrenders to Cops ... Over NYC Shooting

11/7/2018 3:25 PM PST
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3:20 PM PT -- A grand jury has now indicted Shottie on 2 felonies -- an attempt to commit the crime of assault in the first degree, and assault in the second degree.

9:34 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Shottie has been charged with gang assault -- which is a felony -- and weapon possession for allegedly hitting a guy in the head with a chair.

Tekashi 6ix9ine's Brooklyn crew just got a little smaller, 'cause one of the dudes who allegedly helped spark a shooting last weekend just turned himself in to cops ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Tekashi's manager, Shottie, surrendered to the NYPD Wednesday. Witnesses say he allegedly escalated a violent confrontation between 6ix9ine's NYC entourage and his label head's security.

We broke the story ... gunfire erupted when Tekashi's Tr3yway crew was denied access to a restaurant where Tekashi was set to meet with West Coast music exec Elliot Grainge. Two of Elliot's bodyguards turned Tekashi's entire crew away, which blew up when some of them stuck around and allegedly instigated a brawl ... that ended with someone being shot.

We're told cops believe Shottie was one of three of Tekashi's guys who got violent and allegedly struck the bodyguards with a chair. Eyewitnesses also told cops he uttered an ominous threat, allegedly saying ... "I'm going to violate you both with gunshots."

At some point, we're told one of Elliot's bodyguards saw someone in Tekashi's camp reach for something in their waistband, which prompted him to fire his weapon.

An unidentified member of Tekashi's crew was struck in the gut, and Shottie bolted from the scene while two other Tekashi-linked guys were arrested. Shottie's attorney previously told us his client had no involvement in any crime, and promised the charges would be dropped. 

Originally Published -- 7:57 AM PST

NY Giants QB Kyle Lauletta Apologizes for Arrest ... 'My Parents Raised Me Better'

11/6/2018 9:43 AM PST
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NY Giants backup QB Kyle Lauletta says he's sorry for his October arrest -- where he allegedly almost ran over a cop -- claiming, "My parents raised me better than that."

Kyle also says he's gotten support from Eli Manning -- who reached out hours after the arrest. 

As we previously reported, Lauletta -- who many believe should get a shot to start over Eli Manning -- was pulled over on his way to practice last Tuesday after cops say he was driving like a maniac

During the attempted stop, officers say the 23-year-old "attempted to evade [the arresting officer], making an illegal turn and continuing towards Route 495, almost striking the officer."

He's facing several charges -- it's a bad look for the guy.

So, Tuesday morning, Lauletta issued a statement ... saying, "First things first I want to apologize to the #NYGiants organization, my teammates, the fans and my family."

"The incident that happened last week is a terrible representation of who I am and what I stand for."

"Right is right and wrong is wrong. My parents raised me better than that. It’s tough, and I have to take it as a lesson and move forward from it."

"I have to deal with the consequences, and that’s that."

He added, "I’m going to do everything I can to be the best teammate I can be, get back to work and try to keep moving forward one day at a time."

As for Eli, Lauletta says, "Eli Manning is one of the best teammates I’ve ever had. He was there for me and he was supportive ... he reached out later that day and it meant the world to me."

Alec Baldwin Assault Arrest May Have Been Mutual Combat ... Not a Crime

11/3/2018 7:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Alec Baldwin may have a good defense in his assault case, because there is some evidence he did not punch his alleged victim as cops first said ... and what went down might not be a crime at all.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Wojciech Cieszowski -- the man who swooped in and took a parking space that Baldwin believed was his -- told cops Baldwin struck him with his hand. That is more consistent with a slap than a punch. True enough, a slap can still be assault, but it's generally less serious.

What's more ... we're told there is surveillance video, but it's super grainy. You see what appears to be a shoving match between the two men but it's hard to make out if Baldwin actually struck him.

Here's the key -- if the 2 men were shoving each other, Baldwin could make the case it was mutual combat and not assault, and therefore not a crime. Cieszowski told cops he suffered face and neck injuries as a result of the alleged attack and was taken to the hospital.

As we reported, Baldwin had someone on the street in front of his apartment building blocking an empty space so he could park there. and Cieszowski swooped in and took it. They both got out of the car and started arguing, and that's when the alleged attack went down. Baldwin was arrested, taken to the police station, given a desk appearance ticket for assault and harassment, and he was released.

Farrah Abraham Strikes Plea Deal in Bev Hills Arrest ... Banned from Beverly Hills Hotel Lounge

11/2/2018 10:53 AM PDT
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Farrah Abraham entered a guilty plea in her Beverly Hills Hotel arrest ... and it's part of a plea deal that will keep her ass outta jail.

Farrah went to court in the Bev Hills Friday morning with her daughter -- wearing little more than a sports bra -- to enter the plea to resisting arrest. As part of the deal, the battery charge was dropped. For the resisting arrest, the ex-"Teen Mom" star is getting 2 years probation and 5 days of community labor.

She was also ordered to complete 12 hours of anger management.

She's also banned from the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel.

You'll recall, Farrah was busted in June at the hotel when she allegedly hit a hotel security guard who had asked her to leave the premises.

She also got seriously mouthy with police officers who were called to the hotel ... telling one of them, "Go f**k yourself." TMZ got video of her sobbing run-in with the BHPD.

UFC's Stephan Bonnar Insane DUI Arrest Video 'You Picked the Wrong Group of Guys'

11/1/2018 9:57 AM PDT
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Cops have released video of Stephen Bonnar's DUI arrest -- when he was taken down by a group of concerned citizens -- and the footage is crazy and scary at the same time. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... the UFC Hall of Famer was driving like a maniac on a Nevada highway on Sunday afternoon, roughly 10 miles from the Vegas Strip.

When the Highway Patrol arrived to the scene, Bonnar was so drunk that he was passed out in the front seat. The officer dragged the 41-year-old out of his car and a group of citizens helped restrain him on the ground. 

At least one of the citizens was carrying a gun. 

As cops tried to place handcuffs on him, Bonnar woke up and began to resist. 

One member of the group tells Bonnar, "You picked the wrong group of guys, dude."

With help from the citizens, cops eventually got him cuffed and transported him to a nearby station where he was booked for 3rd-degree felony DUI.

Cops say Bonnar reeked of booze. Medical staff also responded to the scene and determined nothing was medically abnormal, he was just drunk.

Bonnar is a UFC legend -- he fought Forrest Griffin in the finale of the very first season of "The Ultimate Fighter" back in 2005 -- a fight that's regarded as one of the best and most important in UFC history.

Heather Locklear Lawsuit on The Way For Attacking EMT

11/1/2018 1:00 AM PDT
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Heather Locklear is a day away from getting sued by a paramedic who claims she was viciously attacked and injured during a drunken episode that landed the actress in a jail.

TMZ broke the story ... Locklear went ballistic at her L.A. home back in June after cops showed up after getting a call from a family member saying Heather was heavily intoxicated and out of control.

When authorities arrived Heather was extremely agitated and allegedly punched a cop who was trying to separate her from her family. EMT's then tried putting her on a gurney and Heather allegedly kicked the paramedic who is about to sue her.

The paramedic will claim in her lawsuit she suffered head and neck injuries, and it was so bad she was confined to a desk job. The lawsuit, which will be filed by attorney Kevin Flahavan, will also allege Heather verbally abused the EMT.

Heather was released and was later rushed to the ER for an apparent overdose the same day. She went from the hospital into rehab for substance abuse and mental health issues.

As for the criminal case ... Heather's been charged with interfering with a law enforcement officer and 2 counts of battery. That case is pending. 

Rutgers Linebacker Arrested for Alleged Murder Plot

10/30/2018 4:31 PM PDT
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A linebacker on the Rutgers football team was arrested Tuesday after cops say he conspired to murder some people. 

Yeah. 

The player at the center of the controversy is Izaia Bullock -- a 22-year-old redshirt junior, from New Jersey. 

Officials say Bullock has been charged with 2 counts of 1st-degree murder, and 2 counts of 1st-degree conspiracy to commit murder. 

The details surrounding the charges are sketchy at best -- officials say the targets were family members of an acquaintance. The targets were not injured. 

Rutgers has already dismissed Bullock from the team -- which isn't too big of a hit for them since the guy has barely seen any action, and has really had no impact in any game. 

Bullock is still in custody and will remain locked up until his initial court appearance, officials say. 

Bullock was an All-County linebacker back in high school at Linden High School in Jersey and went on to play at Gattaca Prep -- a junior college in NJ. 

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