YNW Melly allegedly had plans to escape from prison
YNW Melly is accused of orchestrating a jailbreak with the help of one of her attorneys.
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YNW Melly charged with attempted prison break
Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy General Counsel Christian Tsoubanos claimed that YNW Melly is planning an alleged prison break during a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday, September 27.
He said: ‘The confidential source gave us two pieces of information. One of them [about the shank and drugs] turned out to be one hundred percent true.
Furthermore, Tsoubanos continued: ‘And when they did the search for Demons’ cell. They didn’t find the handcuff key. But it could have been that there wasn’t a chance to bring him into the facility yet.’
In addition, the Broward County Sheriff’s General Counsel’s Office released an official statement in Complex to provide more details about the allegations.
It read: “On April 11, 2022, the Broward Sheriff’s Office received a confidential tip about inmates Nicholas Lewis and Jamell Demons, both housed in the same unit at the Main Jail, who planned to escape from jail by having the attorney Demons brought two handcuffs, keys to aid in the escape.’
They further wrote: “Additional information provided by the source was that Lewis had a leg and drugs.”
YNW Melly’s attorney denies the allegations
YNW Melly’s attorney, Raven Liberty, called the allegations baseless while speaking to a news outlet.
She said: ‘There is no truth to this at all. When Melly comes to visit, either [with] I, my researcher, or any other person, strip-search him before the visit.’
Liberty added: “When he leaves for visitation, he is strip searched. If there had been any kind of contraband, i.e. keys, they would have found it.
Afterwards, he proclaimed: ‘This is basically an outright lie and a smear campaign.’
Melly, whose real name is Jamell Maurice Demons, is charged with double homicide. He was arrested in February 2019 for her connection to the deaths of his partner Christopher ‘YNW Juvy’ Thomas Jr. and Anthony ‘YNW Sakchaser’ Williams in 2018.
If convicted, the 23-year-old rapper will face life in prison behind bars without the possibility of parole. Initially, the state aimed at the death penalty.
However, Melly’s legal team managed to eliminate the possibility of capital punishment citing a technicality. Therefore, in July a judge decided not to continue with the sentence.