LITTLE ROCK — A Memphis rapper whose July 1 show at a Little Rock nightclub was interrupted by a mass shooting was booked into an Arkansas jail Friday in connection with a different shooting.
Ricky Hampton, 25, who performs as Finese TwoTymes or Finese2Tymes, was booked into the St. Francis County jail in Forrest City at 12:25 p.m., online jail records show.
Hampton was booked on state charges of second-degree criminal mischief, first-degree terroristic threatening and first-degree battery and a federal charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Federal authorities said Hampton was leaving Club Envy in Forrest City on June 25 when he began screaming at a person in a car he believed was in his way. Hampton allegedly got out of his vehicle, continued screaming at the person in the car and pointed a gun at the person.
As the person was driving away, Hampton allegedly fired a shot that shattered the rear window and wounded the driver in the neck. Authorities have recovered a handgun they believe was used in the shooting.
Hampton previously was convicted of felony aggravated robbery in Tennessee and sentenced to eight years in prison.
Around 2:30 a.m. on July 1, Hampton was performing onstage at Power Ultra Lounge in Little Rock when more than 30 shots were fired and 28 people were injured, 25 from gunshot wounds and three in the ensuing chaos. No one was fatally injured.
The day after the Little Rock shooting, Hampton was arrested on Forrest City warrants in Alabama and booked into the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham. The federal charge was filed a day later.
Hampton has not been charged in the Little Rock shooting. Authorities have made no arrests and filed no charges in that incident.
Hampton’s Little Rock concert was advertised with a photo of him pointing a gun at the camera.
The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division suspended Power Ultra Lounge’s club permit after the incident.
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