Yung Joc Shows Up To Court For Gun Charge 7 Hours Late

ImageDespite being seven hours late, Yung Joc eventually appeared in a Cleveland courthouse yesterday afternoon (Dec. 26) for his arraignment on gun charges. Municipal Judge Michael John Ryan issued an arrest warrant when Joc, whose real name is Jasiel Robinson, failed to appear before him yesterday morning as scheduled.

The warrant was revoked once Joc appeared, though seven hours late. His attorney Stanley Jackson, Jr., told the courtroom Joc had personal financial and family obligations which kept him from being in court on time.

Joc was arrested Sunday, December 23 at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and charged with carrying a concealed weapon after authorities discovered a loaded semiautomatic handgun and ammunition in his carry-on luggage.

Joc did not enter a plea at his arraignment and left the courthouse without comment, however Jackson said his client maintains his innocence. The Atlanta rapper previously told police he was unaware the gun was in his bag.

Joc is scheduled to return to court January 25, 2008.