D12 Member Swift Sentenced to Prison
As previously reported, Swift (born Ondre Moore) failed to make a court appearance on April 20 following the funeral of his slain group mate Proof where he was serving as an honorary pallbearer.
Swift was due in court on Wednesday afternoon (April 19) for a hearing which would determine whether he violated terms of his probation stemming from a drunken driving case.
The rapper had been ordered to stay away from drugs and alcohol after pleading guilty last October to an operating a vehicle while visibly impaired charge. Since then, he had tested positive twice for drugs and alcohol and has spent several days in jail.
According to authorities, Swift was found near his Novi, Michigan home and was escorted by police to the court where Judge Mackenzie, who issued the arrest warrant, sentenced him to 93 days in the Oakland County Jail, with 10 days credit for time he previously spent in jail for the same offense.
In related news, Mario Etheridge, the C.C.C. nightclub bouncer who shot and killed Proof after the rapper pistol whipped and shot his cousin, Keith Bender, is expected to attend his preliminary hearing on next Wednesday (April 26).
Etheridge, who is currently in custody after turning himself in a day after the shootout occurred, is charged with two counts of possession of a concealed weapon and discharge of a firearm in a building but not Proof's murder. He plead not guilty to both charges when he was arraigned this past Saturday and is facing up to nine years in prison, if convicted.