YNW Melly is suspected of murdering Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr. in 2018. The Florida rapper and his associate Cortlen Henry, also known as YNW Bortlen, have been charged with first-degree murder. Melly’s long-running murder case has now gotten a lot more interesting.
According to Complex, a Florida Sheriff’s Office accused Jamell Demons, 23, of attempting to plan a prison break-out with another inmate called Nicholas Lewis with the assistance of Melly’s attorney. The damning allegations were made public in court on Tuesday, September 27, and the Broward County Sheriff’s General Counsel’s Office later gave the outlet additional information about the “Murder on My Mind” artist’s current situation.
On April 11, 2022, Broward Sheriff’s Office received a confidential tip regarding inmates Nicholas Lewis and Jamell Demons, both housed in the same unit at the Main Jail, planning an escape from jail by having Demons’ attorney bring in two handcuff keys to aid in the escape. Additional information provided by the source was that Lewis had a shank and drugs.
Several items were discovered in Lewis’ cell during the search, including a six-inch shank, two razor blades, two lighters, and rolling papers. Furthermore, the inmate was reportedly in charge of Seroquel and Klonopin pills, neither of which he had a prescription for. Melly’s cell search yielded less troubling results, though cops did discover commissary food and an “excessive [amount] of jail-issued clothing.”
“The confidential source gave us two pieces of information. One of them [about the shank and drugs] turned out to be a hundred percent true,” Assistant General Counsel Christian Tsoubanos explained on Tuesday in court.
And when they did the search of Demons’ cell, they did not find the handcuff key, but it could have been that there was not an opportunity to bring it into the facility yet.
After the news broke, the attorney for the mother of one of Melly’s alleged victims issued a statement, saying, “As an attorney for a victim, we strongly feel any attempts to escape justice point to guilt.” The statement continued, “this matter needs to be fully investigated, including the attorney’s involvement.”
Certainly, there are times when informants and even government agents are wrong or engaging in misconduct, but we’ve seen so much in this case from rooftop stripper parties across to diamond teeth dentist needs, this is yet another chapter in what needs to just be finished in court.
Melly has also made over three thousand calls to his girlfriend, Erran Barnett, during his time behind bars since 2019, resulting in his phone privileges being terminated because he only used his own personal identification number to make 22 of them. Raven Liberty, one of the rapper’s attorneys, has been accused of giving out her phone login information to others so they may have “non-recorded video visitation” calls with the Florida native.
Let’s see what happens next. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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