JayDaYoungan Arrested for Child Desertion, Evidence Tampering and More
JayDaYoungan is in trouble with the law again after being arrested over the weekend.
On Saturday (Oct. 30), the 23-year-old rapper was arrested on multiple charges including child desertion, evidence tampering and drug possession following a traffic stop in Washington Parish, La.
JayDaYoungan, born Javorius Scott, was booked into the Washington Parish Jail in Lousiana at 2:51 p.m. According to JayDaYoungan's arrest sheet, he was charged with child desertion, a second violation of child restraint, illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in presence of persons under 17 years of age, switched license plates, driving without proof of insurance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with weapons present, possession of marijuana, possession of a schedule II narcotic, evidence tampering and contempt of court.
Regarding the child-related offenses, it's uncertain if a minor was present at the time of the Bogalusa, La. rhymer's arrest or if the charges are from a preexisting warrant of some sort.
The "23 Island" rapper is currently held without bond.
This isn't JayDaYoungan's first run-in with the law. In September, he was arrested in his home state on charges of accessory to second-degree murder and obstruction of justice, stemming from a homicide that happened in August of 2020.
According to a report from WAFB6, JayDaYoungan was allegedly involved in a violent and fatal drive-by shooting between two local rival gangs, La Familia and Purple City Boys on Aug. 8, 2020, which claimed one life and injured two others.
During the incident, two alleged shooters—22-year-old Laqontre Turner of Tickfaw, La. and 19-year-old Arman Burnett Jr. of Hammond, La.—opened fire at a trail ride, shooting and killing an innocent bystander, Zion Hutcherson, a 21-year-old mother of one from Baton Rouge, La.
Nevertheless, JayDaYoungan was freed from custody on $175,000 bond for that incident. He put up a property bond of $80,600 and a commercial bond of $94,300 for his release.
XXL has reached out to the Washington Parish Sheriff's Department and a rep for JayDaYoungan for comment.