This morning, we represented our client, Keyanta Bullard, popularly known as rapper Yungeen Ace, in Clay County State Court. Haas Law successfully obtained his release from jail.
On June 5, in a quadruple shooting that left his brother and two friends dead, Yungeen Ace was shot multiple times. The Jacksonville shooting occurred near the Town Center Parkway.
After he was discharged from the hospital for not having medical insurance and while he was still bleeding from his bullet wounds, Mr. Bullard timely visited with his probation officer. Our requests to move our client out of town for his own safety and to have surgery to remove the eight bullets from his body were quickly approved by the probation office. However, shortly after leaving the probation office, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office called Mr. Bullard back in and arrested him for a technical violation of his probation.
While in custody, Mr. Bullard was not taken to have surgery to remove the bullets, missed his brother’s funeral, and had his head inexplicably shaved by the Clay County jail.
It is troubling when the victim of a crime gets arrested while the triple homicide suspect(s) remain at large. Furthermore, instead of trying to foster a relationship with the African American community and encourage people to come forward with information about the shooting, the local police chose to put our client in jail.
Today, Yungeen Ace is out of jail – but our work is not done. We will work together with Cinematic Worldwide to get our client the appropriate medical care that the jails deprived him of and ensure his safety. We encourage anyone with information about the shooting to contact Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.