Why did Rod Wave get arrested?

ROD Wave is an American rapper and singer known for his unique style.

The Florida native made headlines again in 2024 after he was arrested on weapons charges.

Rod Wave is an American rapper

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Rod Wave is an American rapperCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Why was Rod Wave arrested?

Rod Wave was arrested on April 3, 2024, in Manatee County, Florida.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the rapper was arrested on two counts of illegally possessing a firearm or ammunition as a convicted felon.

Local authorities say that the case is related to an ongoing shooting investigation in St. Petersburg that left four people hospitalized.

After his arrest, St. Peterburg police held a press conference to announce the arrests of the three men behind the shooting.

They also confirmed that Wave was arrested on weapons charges.

However, his lawyers dispute that their client is a convicted felon.

Is Rod Wave still in jail?

Per the Tampa Bay Times, he is still in police custody at the time of this writing.

This is not Wave’s first run-in with the law, as he has been arrested in the past.

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On May 2, 2022, it was reported that Wave had been arrested on a felony charge of battery by strangulation.

The news of his arrest came just hours after an Instagram video was released, showing the rapper’s run-in with police.

“This is lame, this is why I don’t even come here,” he can be heard saying in the video.

According to his arrest report, he was taken into custody Monday morning and was held at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in St. Petersburg.

Rod Wave was previously arrested in May 2022

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Rod Wave was previously arrested in May 2022Credit: Getty

What have Rod Wave’s lawyers said?

Rod Wave’s lawyers, Bradford Cohen and Mark Rankin, quickly began fighting the charges against the rapper.

They dispute claims that Wave is a convicted felon, as stated by police.

The attorneys told TMZ, “The officers that made the arrest are incorrect.

“He is not a convicted felon and has never been a convicted felon.

“We would have hoped additional research would have been done prior to them filing these charges.”