Philadelphia rapper Cassidy has been named a suspect in a murder case after he was arrested on a suspected probation violation.
According to reports, Cassidy was arrested this weekend in Hackensack, New Jersey, after Philadelphia police issued an arrest warrant for the rapper.
Investigators claim Cassidy may have been involved in at least one murder, and is a suspect in two other attempted murders.
Police conducted surveillance on a house in Hackensack, New Jersey and followed the rapper to a local convenience store, where he was promptly arrested.
“Without the proper teamwork going on, this could have spiraled out of control quickly,” Hackensack Police Leuitenant Timothy Lloyd.
Cassidy, born Barry Reese, is currently awaiting extradition from New Jersey, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In 2006, Cassidy was released from prison after serving 8 months in prison for being convicted of involuntary manslaughter, over a wild shootout in West Oak Lane.
Posted in: Misc.– May 16, 2011