Pooh Shiesty, real name Lontrell Donell Williams Jr., was recently sentenced to over five years in jail. He was given the sentence after he pleaded guilty to an illegal gun-related crime.

This court decision comes after two years since he was first arrested. Shiesty was out of prison for a while before getting rearrested in June 2021.

Why Was Pooh Shiesty Arrested and Sentenced?

Shiesty, a 22-year-old Memphis rapper, was sentenced to a 63-month stint in prison for involvement in a firearms conspiracy. The conspiracy was linked to the Landon Hotel shooting at Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, in October 2020.

At the time of his initial arrest in October 2020, he was believed to have been one of the three individuals who shot two people. They were going to buy marijuana and high-end sneakers with the two but ended up shooting them instead.

Rapper Pooh Shiesty has been sentenced to 63-month prison stint after getting arrested in June 2021.

Rapper Pooh Shiesty has been sentenced to a 63-month prison stint after getting arrested in June 2021. (Photo: Twitter)

Shiesty was released from custody soon after the arrest, but he could only remain free for about a year.

On June 15, 2021, Shiesty was again taken into custody again. Before this, in May 2021, he was connected to a Memorial Day weekend shooting at a club in Miami-Dade county. He had allegedly shot a security guard at a strip club.

The sentencing mentioned above is for his first involvement. After his indictment in June 2021 on four shooting-related counts, Shiesty entered a plea deal with the prosecutors.

He pled guilty to a charge of "conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of violent and drug-trafficking crimes." His pleading caused his other three charges related to the incident to be dropped.

One of the dropped charges alleged that Shiesty fired the weapon. If this charge had been upheld and if he was found guilty, it would have landed the rapper a much longer prison sentence.

Combining all four charges — conspiring to possess firearms in furtherance of a crime of violence, conspiring to commit a Hobbs Act robbery, committing a Hobbs Act robbery, and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence — Shiesty was initially facing up to 97 months in prison, a sentence recommended by the prosecutors.

The two victims in the first crime both survived the shooting. The status of the second case alleging his involvement in the Memorial Day shooting is unknown as of this writing.

For the second case, Shiesty filed a document in which he admitted to assaulting "a victim with firearm at the King of Diamonds Gentleman's Club" on May 30, 2021. This, too, was a part of a plea deal he struck with the prosecutors.

The sentencing date for the 63-month prison time has not been set yet.