D12′s Swift Arrested On Warrant, Sentenced To Jail

Bench warrant for rapper was issued after he missed court to attend Proof funeral.

A Michigan judge has sentenced D12′s Swift to 93 days behind bars for violating the terms of his probation stemming from a drunken driving case, The Associated Press reports.

District Court Judge Brian MacKenzie said that 31-year-old Swift (real name: Ondre Moore) tested positive for alcohol not long after his arrest Thursday afternoon in Novi, Michigan. One of the conditions of Swift’s probation was that he not use alcohol or drugs, the AP reports.

Police picked Swift up on a bench warrant issued Wednesday when the rapper missed a court appearance in order to attend Proof’s funeral (see “D12′s Swift Faces Arrest After Missing Court For Proof Funeral” ). Swift served as an honorary pallbearer at the service (see “Eminem, Obie Trice Speak At Packed Funeral For Proof” ). D12 member Proof was killed on the morning of April 11 inside a Detroit nightclub (see “D12′s Proof Shot And Killed At Detroit Club” ).

According to police, Proof (born DeShaun Holton) was shot three times after he pistol-whipped and shot 35-year-old Keith Bender Jr. in the face during an altercation inside the CCC Nightclub; Proof died that same morning. Bender was placed on life support and was pronounced dead April 18 (see “Man Allegedly Shot By D12′s Proof Dies” ).

Witnesses have told investigators that Bender’s cousin, Mario Etheridge, fired the shot that ended Proof’s life. Etheridge has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and discharge of a firearm in a building, but not with Proof’s murder. He was arraigned on April 15, pleaded not guilty to both counts, and was released from the Wayne County Jail after posting bond. If convicted, Etheridge could face up to nine years behind bars.