U.S. indictment adds rapper’s bodyguard
A Memphis man who was a bodyguard for rapper Ricky Hampton, who uses the stage name Finese2Tymes, was formally indicted this week on two gun charges, at least one of which is related to a July 1 shootout inside the Power Ultra Lounge in downtown Little Rock.
The indictment, handed up Thursday by a federal grand jury and filed Friday, adds Kentrell Dominique Gwynn’s name to a July 6 indictment against Hampton.
The indictment continues to charge Hampton with being a felon in possession of a firearm on June 25, when he was videotaped carrying a machine-gun-style pistol outside Club Envy in Forrest City, where he had just finished performing.
The back windshield of a woman’s car was shot out, and she was grazed in the neck by a bullet. She has told police that Hampton fired the shot, but he has denied firing the gun that he was pictured holding as he yelled at her to move out of the way of his entourage.
The next weekend, Hampton was performing at the nowclosed Power Ultra Lounge at 220 W. Sixth St. in Little Rock when gunfire broke out. Police have said multiple shooters fired a total of 20 to 40 shots that left 25 people with gunshot wounds that were not considered life-threatening.