Thursday, August 27, 2009

Chicago Rapper Bump J Accepts Plea Offer In Bank Robbery Case

Chicago rapper Terrance Boykin, professionally known as Bump J, has accepted a plea deal in a bank robbery case were the maximum punishment was life in prison. The robbery took place back in January 2007 when over $100,000 was stolen from Chase Bank on Madison St. in Chicago.

The terms of the deal, which was signed in June of this year, require Bump J to spend the next 7 years in a Federal prison. As part of the plea, Bump J also admitted to threatening bank employees with a gun. Under federal sentencing guidelines, Boykin who is 28, faced between 37 and 46 months in prison for the robbery itself, but life in prison for menacing bank employees with a .45 caliber handgun. He will be required to serve a mandatory minimum seven years on the charge of brandishing a gun during a crime of violence. He's scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Charles R. Norgle on Sept. 1.

Boykin wasn't arrested immediately following the robbery. It took authorities over a year and a half to finally file charges. He has been the target of a nationwide man hunt that was being led by Chicago's FBI office since September 2008. He was finally apprehended earlier this week after a routine traffic stop in Chicago. Witnesses believe Bump J had an accomplice during the robberies but he has yet to be named.

Bump J gained recognition by performing alongside other Chicago artist such as Kanye West and Rhymefest. He was also collaborated with DJ Drama for the release of his mixtape Chigacogrilla.

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