Singer Lyfe Jennings is facing two new felony charges and three misdemeanor charges after leading authorities on a chase in an Atlanta suburb Sunday night (Oct 19), and refusing to submit to an on-site DUI test, AllHipHop.com has learned.
According to a statement released by the Smyrna Police Department, the platinum recording artist, born Chester J. Jennings, was apprehanded shortly after officers responded to a report of gunshots on Spring Woods Drive in Smyrna, just west of Atlanta.
“Upon their arrival officers encountered the suspect vehicle leaving the area,” the statement reads. “The vehicle was a red 2005 Chevrolet Corvette, later determined to be registered to Chester J. Jennings. Officers entered into a pursuit with the vehicle, which later crashed.”
Speaking to AllHipHop.com under condition of anonymity, a source close to the artist revealed that the gun shots police investigated were the escalation of a domestic dispute.
The 35-year-old singer, who has collaborated with several rappers
including LL Cool J, Rick Ross, Talib Kweli, Young Buck and Bun B, was charged with Criminal Trespass, Discharging a Firearm Near a Public
Highway, and DUI-refusal.
Having served ten years in prison on felony arson charges, Jennings was also accused of two new felony offenses: Attempting to Elude and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Jennings was released from the Cobb County Detention Facility in nearby Marietta, after posting a $55,200 bond.
A court date has yet to be set.