KEVIN GATES IS BEING RELEASED FROM JAIL SOME TIME THIS MONTH. 🙄🚶
Kevin Gates is scheduled to be released from Polk County Jail on March 24 after being sentenced 180 days under the cell.
Last October, A jury of six women found the 31-year-old Baton Rouge native guilty of battery after a video surfaced of him kicking a then 18-year-old female fan during a concert at Rumors Nightclub in Lakeland, Florida back in 2015.
The Islah rapper tried to use Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law” for his defense to no avail, as he claims the fan, Miranda Dixon, kept aggressively grabbing on his leg. His wife, Dreka Gates, championed the actions perpetuated by Kevin and noted that Dixon and her friend stayed at the show even after the incident occurred.
Dixon passed out as a result of the kick and was taken to the hospital following the incident where she was given a CT scan.
Polk County prosecutors were gunning for a 60-day sentence for the boot. However, he was instead given 180 days by Judge Sharon Franklin who sternly condemned him for his actions.
“While a simple act of touching or pushing someone without his or her consent may amount to simple battery, the Court finds that such a minor act does not necessarily rise to such a level as to justify the use of force in return,” Judge Franklin wrote in the five-page order, according to The Ledger.