Podcast personality Taxstone will no longer be released to house arrest on $500,000 bail.
After it was reported that rap podcast host Taxstone (real name Daryl Campbell) was being released to house arrest on $500,000 bail, a judge has reversed the decision and ordered that Campbell be held without bail.
According to the New York Daily News, prosecutors convinced Manhattan Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan not to release Campbell to house arrest following his charges in the May 2016 Irving Plaza shooting. They argued that he "posed a danger to the community," and that witness testimony will “directly show” that he fired the shot which killed Troy Ave's bodyguard Ronald McPhatter. The prosecutors also argued that the witness testimony may bring about new charges for Campbell.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Campbell's DNA was found on the gun that fired the fatal shot.
Campbell's lawyer suggests that prosecutors used his podcast to wrongfully cast him as a gang member, and argued that Campbell is not violent.
Campbell was arrested on Monday. Troy Ave, who was injured in the shooting, was arrested for attempted murder in relation to the shooting. He has since been released on $500,000 bail.