Things didn’t look good for the Carol City, Florida, wild child, who turned himself in October 10 on a warrant in connection to an April 13, 2012, robbery, but Gunplay is now out of the woods. He was facing armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault charges, but according to TMZ, the victim has been uncooperative, and despite there being video of the supposed robbery, Gunplay is off the hook.
“Video alone is not enough to convict an individual of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Although the armed robbery is captured on the victim’s surveillance system, the victim, Turron Woodside, is uncooperative of the prosecution of this defendant Richard Morales [Gunplay],” a source from the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office told the site Monday (February 25).
MTV News obtained exclusive footage of the rapper turning himself in on October 10 and even checked in on Gunplay via Skype after he posted $150,000 bond. While on house arrest, the Rick Ross protégé was hard at work on his upcoming solo debut Medellin in his home studio. Back in November, he dropped “Drop,” the LP’s first street single.
Now that he is free, Gunplay plans to continue putting the finishing touches on his LP and taking part in a few other extracurricular activities. “Today I am grateful and blessed that the case was dismissed … I plan on picking up where I left off with my music and making hits with my upcoming debut album,” he told TMZ. “The first thing I am going to do today is smoke a joint, relax, play video games, and just be with my loved ones.”