LOGAN — Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, better known by his stage name NBA YoungBoy, was booked into the Cache County Jail on Tuesday afternoon, April 16, according to law enforcement.

Jail records show, Gaulden, 24, was booked on possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and pattern of unlawful activity, both second-degree felonies; and identity fraud and forgery, both third-degree felonies; and misdemeanor drug possession.

In a press release, Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Mikelshan Bartschi said a search warrant was executed on Gaulden’s residence early Tuesday morning with the help of multiple agencies including the Cache Rich Drug Taskforce, FBI and Homeland Security.

Bartschi explained the details of the search warrant were part of an ongoing investigation into criminal conduct.

Gaulden was living in Salt Lake City under house arrest having previously been allegedly involved in a 2019 Miami shooting. He’s also previously faced arrest and charges for attempted murder, drugs, guns, assault and kidnapping. His relocation to Utah came as part of a courtroom deal in 2021 in which his lawyers argued that “moving to Utah would keep YoungBoy out of trouble.”

While under house arrest, Gaulden was visited by missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Gaulden called the missionaries “wonderful souls,” saying he looked forward to their visits. He told Billboard he was saving his baptism into the church until after his ankle monitor was removed.

Bartschi said, “Due to the complexity of the investigation, (the sheriff’s office) will not be releasing any additional details concerning the investigation. Current criminal charges for Mr. Gaulden include [a] pattern of unlawful activity. The pattern of unlawful activity includes violations of the Utah Controlled Substances Act, the Identity Fraud Act and fraud.”

According to Billboard, Gualden has made a career out of his music. Despite having nearly zero radio airplay, his music was the third most streamed in 2022, with only Taylor Swift and Drake having more plays. According to Spotify, the Baton Rouge rapper has over 17 million monthly listeners.

Individuals arrested and charged in complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.

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