FORREST CITY, Ark. – A Memphis rap singer facing charges in Arkansas is now jailed in Forrest City.
Ricky Hampton, 25, known as Finese2Tymes, was booked into the St. Francis County Jail early Friday afternoon.
He is facing weapon charges after a June incident at a local club.
Hampton is the performer who was on stage during a July 1 mass shooting at a club in downtown Little Rock.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark — The Memphis rapper performing at Power Ultra Lounge when dozens of shots rang out is in the process of being extradited back to Arkansas.
According to WBMA-TV, Ricky Hampton, also know as Finese2Tymes, was released from the Jefferson County Jail in Alabama around 2:30 a.m. Friday. They report he’s agreed to be extradited to Arkansas to face federal gun charges stemming from an incident in Forrest City.
Little Rock Police are labeling him a person of interest in a shooting on 6th Street. They stress he hasn’t been charged with anything related to the Little Rock incident.
Earlier this month, U.S. Marshals, along with the ATF and FBI apprehended Hampton and 25-year-old Kentrell Gwynn without incident in Birmingham, according to Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Cliff LaBarge. Authorities recovered two handguns and an AK-47 from a Mercedes, according to AL.com.
Twenty-five people between the ages of 16 and 35 suffered gunshot wounds at the Power Ultra Lounge in downtown Little Rock early Saturday, officials said.
Three others were hurt, perhaps while fleeing, Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner said. Two people were in critical condition Saturday afternoon.
Ricky Hampton, known as Finese2Tymes, is being booked into the St. Francis County Jail. Here’s what he said leaving Forrest City PD: pic.twitter.com/8omNZnmk5x— Stephanie Sharp (@stephmsharp) July 14, 2017