Mystikal Indicted on Rape and Kidnapping Charges by Grand Jury

It was just last month that former No Limit rapper Mystikal turned himself in to the police on rape and kidnapping charges after a warrant was put out for his arrest. Now it has been reported that a Caddo, Louisiana grand jury indicted the rapper for both of those charges. His bond has been set at $3 million.

KSLA News 12 reports that the indictment Tuesday (Sept. 19) charged 46-year-old Mystikal – born Michael Lawrence Tyler – with one count each of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping. As previously mentioned, Tyler surrendered to police after being notified that there was a warrant out for his arrest. At the time, the New Orleans-based rapper came to the Caddo Correctional Center  and told the local news station’s cameras that he was there “to get this business reconciled, get this behind me, man.”

Tyler, along with 26-year-old Averweone Darnell Holman, and 42-year-old Tenichia Monieck Wafford, were all wanted in suspicion of their connection to an assual that took place at a Shreveport, Louisiana casino on October 22. All three people in cohorts with the October 22 rape and kidnapping have received indictments by the grand jury – Holman for the same charges and counts as Tyler, and Wafford for obstruction of justice for trying to coerce the accuser into voiding her claim. Her bond was set the lowest, at $500,000.

Wafford spoke with TMZ last month in efforts to clear her name. “Ain’t nobody did nothing to that girl, like forreal,” Wafford said in a recorded message to the site. “She even told me—and yes, I got it on record—that she said ain’t nobody did nothing to her…”

If sentenced, this will mark Tyler’s second time doing time for sexual battery. In 2003, the rapper, known best for his work with Master P and hits “Shake It Fast” and “Danger,” pleaded guilty to sexual battery and extortion charges. He was released from prison in January 2010 after serving seven years behind bars. After that, he was forced to register as a sex offender in Louisiana and served five years of probation.

Photo Credit: Caddo Correctional Center

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