Soulja Boy Sentenced to 8 Months in Jail for Probation Violation

May 1, 2019

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Soulja Boy was sentenced to eight months in jail on Tuesday. The Blast reports the rapper received the 240 day sentence for violating his probation earlier this year. Because he'd been in jail since it was determined in April that he had violated his probation, the judge gave him credit for 40 days served. The rapper was originally arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in public in 2014. In 2016, he was found in possession of a firearm, which violated his probation. Then he received a sentence of five years probation in 2017. This most recent violation probation was triggered by an incident in March, when ammunition was found in the rapper's home when police conducted a search warrant. The warrant was related to a claim that he kidnapped at woman.