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Rapper's bodyguard facing charges in connection to Power Ultra Lounge shooting

Kentrell Gwynn, 25, is in the Pulaski County jail on hold for the U.S. Marshals. (Photo courtesy: Pulaski County jail)

A criminal complaint has been filed against the man who worked as a bodyguard for Finesse 2Tymes, the rapper who performed at a Little Rock club the night of a mass shooting.

According to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court, special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) believe there is probable cause to arrest Kentrell Dominique Gwynn, also known as "Dirt," for providing a firearm to a convicted felon, providing armed security to a convicted felon and a conspiracy violation.

On July 1, 25 people were shot and three others injured during a mass shooting at Power Ultra Lounge in Little Rock.

The next day, both Gwynn and Ricky Hampton, better known as the rapper Finesse 2Tymes, were arrested as they were exiting a Mercedes Benz outside "Side Effects" nightclub in Birmingham, Alabama, where Hampton was set to perform.

Hampton was wanted on a felony warrant out of Forrest City in an incident where he allegedly shot at a vehicle with an AK-style pistol and hit the driver with gunfire outside Club Envy on June 25. He had also previously pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery in Tennessee and was sentenced to eight years in prison.

According to the complaint, the weapon used in Forrest City was later traced back to Gwynn, who purchased the weapon back in May.

When Hampton and Gwynn were arrested in Alabama, authorities say Gwynn, who was driving the Mercedes Benz, had a "Fugitive Recovery Agent" badge, wore a ballistic vest and was found with the AK-style pistol and other pistols, some of them loaded.

Gwynn told police he had a Tennessee concealed pistol permit, was Hampton's bodyguard and claimed to be a bounty hunter.

He said he was working for Hampton the night of the shooting in Little Rock and did not fire any shots into the crowd, although the criminal complaint states shell casings found at Power Ultra Lounge have been matched to his gun.

Gwynn is in the Pulaski County jail on a hold for U.S. Marshals.

He pleaded not guilty to the firearms charges before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jerome Kearney on Tuesday.

To read the full criminal complaint, scroll below or click here if on mobile.






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