The legal professional who represented Mystikal on rape and kidnapping costs that have been dropped in late 2020 stated Thursday that he’s as soon as extra representing the 51-year-old rapper — and is assured that he’ll once more be cleared.
“I think there’s zero chance this goes to trial,” Joel Pearce stated as he drove again to Shreveport from the Ascension Parish jail in Gonzales, the place he met with Michael Tyler.
Tyler, who served six years in jail after pleading responsible in 2003 to sexual battery, was arrested Sunday on costs accusing him of raping and choking a lady at his house Saturday.
Pearce represented him in December 2020, when prosecutors in northwest Louisiana’s Caddo Parish dropped rape and kidnapping costs that had stored him jailed for 18 months
On Tuesday, Tyler was denied bond at what known as a “72-hour hearing.”
State District Judge Steven Tureau stated proof towards the rapper, his previous historical past and the sufferer’s fears met the usual for holding him with out bail
“There was no evidence given on my client’s part,” Pearce stated. He stated he’ll request a full bond listening to at which proof could be offered.
Defense legal professional Roy Maughan Jr., who had requested for $250,000 bond, informed The Advocate after Tuesday’s listening to that Tyler most likely would not attraction the bond ruling.
Maughan is now not on the case, Pearce stated. He stated he’s working with Timothy Yazbeck of New Orleans, who labored with him on the Caddo Parish case.
He stated he will even ask for what’s referred to as a preliminary examination. Tyler “hasn’t been indicted, so we get to test the state’s case. It’s a little mini-trial,” Pearce stated.
Mystikal, who grew up in New Orleans and now lives in Prairieville, is accused of attacking the girl, taking her keys and holding her towards her will, in accordance with an arrest warrant.
“He never threatened her, never choked her,” Pearce stated.
Sheriff’s Detective Garrett Keith testified that the girl went to Tyler’s house Saturday evening to speak about alleged monetary commitments he had made to her.
According to the detective, Tyler’s habits reportedly modified abruptly after he went into the lavatory and returned: He accused her of stealing money, choked her and pulled out her hair.
Keith additionally stated she had many cuts and bruises.
“I want to see the actual medical report,” Pearce stated.
He stated he additionally might be in search of a protecting order that Tyler informed him he was granted towards the girl about eight years in the past.