By Jean Ross

Atlanta Rapper Gucci Mane has pleaded not guilty to a March 16  assault charge stemming from an altercation with a fan.

Gucci Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, faces charges of aggravated assault with a weapon in an incident that happened at Harlem Nights, a downtown Atlanta night club.

James Lettley, a soldier from  Fort Hood, Texas, who was in town visiting back in March told police he approached the rapper to take a photo of him in the V.I.P. area of the club. Instead of a picture, Lettley told police he was struck on his head with a champagne bottle.  Lettley said he had to go to the hospital and get ten stitches to close the gash.

Gucci Mane has been out on a $75,000 bond since May 2. He has also been told to wear an ankle monitoring device.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “He’s out on bond, just going about his life,” Attorney Drew Findling said.

Findling argued following Davis’ bond hearing that no evidence exists against his client other than the alleged victim’s report.

Davis has been arrested more than a dozen times in the past for various charges including in 2005 on a murder charge.  The murder charges were eventually dropped.

A civil suit has also been  filed against the rapper in this case.


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