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JayDaYoungan Arrested for Child Desertion, Obstruction and More

Written by on November 1, 2021


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.

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