U.S. in­dict­ment adds rap­per’s body­guard

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - LINDA SATTER

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.

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