Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who played a fearful assassin in HBO's The Wire, was arrested on minor drug charges after she refused to testify in a Baltimore homicide trial. She might remain in jail until September 16th, when her associate's murder trial begins.
Police arrested popular actress Felicia "Snoop" Pearson on minor drug charges on Wednesday (August 20), after she was detained for refusing to cooperate as a witness in a murder trial.
Members of Baltimore's Homicide Unit entered Snoop's Northeast Baltimore home with a "body attachment" warrant, which allowed authorities to arrest and detain her.
Once inside, they also found two cigars filled with what is allegedly marijuana as well as marijuana residue.
Police may detain Snoop until September 16, when the murder trial of her associate Steven James Lashley begins.
Lashley is accused of stabbing three men - one fatally - outside a Baltimore New York Fried Chicken, in Snoop's defense.
Snoop had been involved in an argument inside the restaurant with Tyrell Roseborough.
Snoop had apparently offended Roseborough, who became verbally abusive when Snoop refused his advances. Police entered the establishment and ended the fracas.
The incident flared up again outside because of the proximity of their vehicles, which were all parked near Water and Commerce streets, police said.
Lashley eventually pulled out a knife and stabbed the three men, fatally wounding one of the three.
Snoop already told investigators that she wasn't involved in the stabbing.
“He [Roseborough] ain’t try to flirt with me or no [s**t] like that,” Pearson told investigators. “It was so tight in there...I’m like what [s**t] man get out of my face.”
According to The Baltimore Sun, a warrant was issued for Snoop on July 1, after she missed an April 21 trial date.
She also recently avoided prosecutors' phone calls in regards to the trial.
Snoop was sentenced to eight years in prison in 1996 at the age of 14, for shooting and killing Okia "Kia" Toomer during a dispute between the two females.
Her life is chronicled in her recently released memoirs, titled Grace After Midnight.