*Rapper Gucci Mane is facing up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty on Tuesday to a federal firearms charge in Atlanta. His sentencing is set for July 28.
The 34-year-old, born Radric Davis, was found to have a gun on Sept. 12 and had a different gun in his possession two days later, and he acted erratically and threatened people on both occasions, according to the indictment. The plea agreement focused only on the latter incident.
The rapper pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. That particular charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000. Prosecutors recommended that Davis be sentenced to serve three years and three months in prison.
Early on Sept. 14, a man who said he was a friend of the rapper’s called police to say Davis was walking down the street behaving violently, according to a police report. When police arrived, Davis smelled strongly of marijuana, cursed at them, called them names and threatened to shoot them, the report says.
Police arrested him on a disorderly conduct charge and found a clear baggie with what they believe was marijuana and a loaded .40-caliber Glock handgun, the report says. An ambulance was called, and Davis was sedated and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Davis’ lawyer, Drew Findling, said his client is doing mentally and physically well now and is ready to get back to his life and to making music.
“The most important thing that took place today is that he accepted responsibility and is ready to move on,” Findling said. “He’s positive about his music, but most importantly, he’s really just ready to take control of his life.”