YNW Melly Accused Of Planning To Escape Prison W/ The Help Of His Attorney

YNW Melly Accused Of Planning To Escape Prison W/ The Help Of His Attorney

YNW Melly is being accused of planning to break out of prison. 

According to reports, on Tuesday (Sept. 27) during a court hearing, YNW Melly was accused of plotting a prison escape with assistance from his lawyer. The Broward County Sheriff’s General Counsel’s Office shared a statement on Thursday (Sept. 29). The statement read:

“On April 11, 2022, Broward Sheriff’s Office received a confidential tip regarding inmates Nicholas Lewis and Jamell Demons, both housed in the same unit at the Main Jail, planning an escape from jail by having Demons’ attorney bring in two handcuff keys to aid in the escape. Additional information provided by the source was that Lewis had a shank and drugs.”

As previously reported, YNW Melly, born Jamell Maurice Demons, has been incarcerated since he was arrested in 2019 and charged with two counts of premeditated first-degree murder. Prosecutors allege he murdered his friends YNW Sakchaser, born Anthony Williams and YNW Juvy, born Christopher Thomas Jr., back in 2018. The rapper faces life imprisonment without the possibility of parole if convicted. 

These updates reveal days after the “Mix Personalities” artist was accused of possessing shanks and pipe bombs. An inmate claimed the rapper kept the weapons in his cell. During Melly’s room search authorities discovered a six-inch shank, two razor blades, two lighters, and rolling papers. They also found unsubscribed Seroquel and Klonopin pills. They also found food from the commissary and “excessive jail-issued clothing.”

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On Tuesday’s (Sept. 27) hearing, Christian Tsoubanos, Assistant General Counsel for the Broward Sheriff’s Office:

“The confidential source gave us two pieces of information.” 

He continued:

 “One of them [about the shank and drugs] turned out to be a hundred percent true. And when they did the search of Demons’ cell, they did not find the handcuff key, but it could have been that there was not an opportunity to bring it into the facility yet.” 

The attorney representing YNW Juvy’s mother, Leondra Phillips, in her civil suit against Melly, said the escape plan points to the 23-year-old’s guilt.  John M. Phillips said:

“As an attorney for a victim, we strongly feel any attempts to escape justice point to guilt.” 

He continued:

 “This matter needs to be fully investigated, including the attorney’s involvement. Certainly, there are times when informants and even government agents are wrong or engaging in misconduct, but we’ve seen so much in this case from rooftop stripper parties across to diamond teeth dentist needs, this is yet another chapter in what needs to just be finished in court.” 

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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill