YouTuber & Rapper Crip Mac Arrested on Federal Gun Charges

YouTuber & Rapper Crip Mac Arrested on Federal Gun Charges

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Youtuber and rapper Trevor Hurd, who goes by the name Crip Mac, was arrested in LA County court Tuesday (Dec. 5) on federal gun charges and is currently being held on pretrial detention, according to an indictment and other court records obtained by Billboard.

The 30-year-old’s arrest came moments after an LA County judge agreed to drop gun charges against the South Los Angeles resident and expectant father for a Sept. 3 arrest for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Seconds after learning the state charges were dropped, Hurd was arrested by waiting U.S. Marshals who informed him that his case had been transferred to the US Attorney’s office where he would face the gun charges in federal court.

Shortly before Tuesday’s arrest, a two-month-old indictment against Hurd was unsealed. It showed that he was charged with being a felon in possession of an unregistered weapon and ten rounds of ammo.

“Defendant HURD possessed such ammunition knowing that he had previously been convicted of at least one of the following felony crimes,” the indictment reads, laying out five arrests since 2014. Hurd was also arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm in LA County on July 27, 2022, and Oct. 12, 2021. On Nov. 8, 2017, Hurd was arrested for attempted second-degree armed robbery; on Aug. 12, 2015, he was arrested for grand theft; and on Oct. 20, 2014, he was arrested for transportation of a controlled substance.

California defense attorney Curtis Briggs, who is not involved with the Crip Mac case, tells Billboard it’s not uncommon for federal officials to take over state criminal cases in coordination with local authorities.

“Sometimes, local authorities become frustrated by lenient sentencing for people who are prolific [offenders] so they request the feds review for prosecution. This puts more prison time in the discussion,” Briggs explains.

The feds also could be working on a larger case, like a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) case involving multiple defendants and a superseding indictment, Briggs explained.

“The worst case is he gets folded into a larger gang conspiracy and RICO case involving murders. In that case, it’s likely life in prison,” Briggs adds. If he’s just facing the gun charges, “it’s possible, depending on the specific facts of his case, he could do 10 years. It depends on various individual factors” and details of the case, Briggs says.

Hurd is currently being held in pretrial custody. His next hearing is scheduled for Monday (Dec. 11).

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