MPD Chief David Brown (pictured) announced the arrest on Wednesday.
Former radio personality and R&B pop star Yella Beezy has been arrested on two counts of sexual assault and a weapons violation in connection with the alleged rape of a woman at his home.
The Dallas Morning News reports the 23-year-old rapper was arrested Wednesday morning by homicide detectives in connection with the alleged attack at his studio at the Villa Clover Music Village.
The woman told police she got lost walking in a dark neighborhood near Interstate 30 and Interstate 35W, wandered into the Yella Beezy studio, and was assaulted by a man who had asked her to move a table. She reported she was “forcibly” forced to have sex with him, according to the DPD report.
The woman, who asked not to be identified, said she was with a man who was escorting her to Yella Beezy’s studio about 1 a.m. Monday.
“She said she felt like she was being held at gunpoint and she was blindfolded with a metallic piece of material,” the DPD report said.
The report states the singer grabbed her buttocks during the encounter.
The woman said she didn’t feel any pain during the alleged assault.
Yella Beezy fled the scene and a neighbor called police. Officers found the suspect’s black Mercedes SUV parked outside his home.
The owner of the house was questioned, and Yella Beezy was described as cooperative.
Police also obtained a search warrant, and found two firearms in the home, including a handgun “considered a destructive device.”
Yella Beezy is best known for his 2011 song “Go Crazy,” which won a 2015 “best R&B video” award from the Moet Music Awards.
“I haven’t been in a studio in a minute, and I’m a great musician. People get that wrong. I’m dope,” he told his Facebook followers in a post about the arrest.
The artist is best known for his 2011 song “Go Crazy,” which won a 2015 “best R&B video” award from the Moet Music Awards.
The man accused of raping the woman, 39-year-old David McNeil of Irving, has been charged with one count of sexual assault and three counts of being a felon in possession of a handgun.
Before his arrest, Yella Beezy told TMZ the allegations came as a “shock” and that police focused “tremendously” on the woman who made the accusations.
“I can tell you that this is a gross overreach. She’s got problems, and I’m gonna help her, but I’m not going to be there when she calls me,” he said.
TMZ reported that Yella Beezy moved in with his manager, Jacquis McNeil, shortly after McNeil’s arrest last July on a felony firearm charge.