Rapper Foolio in Duval County Courtroom

The Jacksonville rapper’s lawyer filed a brand new movement to dismiss the case saying there isn’t a proof {that a} crime occurred.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —

Attorneys for Jacksonville rapper often known as Foolio filed a brand new movement to dismiss the case in opposition to him.

The performer, whose given identify is Charles Jones, was again in court docket Wednesday on costs of fleeing and eluding police throughout an April visitors cease. He has pleaded not responsible.

Jones’ lawyer beforehand requested the choose to suppress all proof within the case in opposition to him, saying there was no possible trigger for the visitors cease. In his new movement, Jones’ lawyer is looking for to dismiss the case solely.

In accordance with the movement, “Mr. Jones didn’t improve his pace, however as a substitute traveled roughly 20 mph with out making any evasive actions or attempting to evade regulation enforcement. As proven on [police body worn camera] Mr. Jones slowed his automobile and got here to an entire cease inside 17 seconds. A fairly goal officer would haven’t any foundation to conclude {that a} driver was attempting to flee or elude regulation enforcement with the undisputed info at hand.”

The movement says as a result of there isn’t a proof against the law occurred, the case ought to be dismissed.

Prosecutors requested for per week to answer the movement, however have beforehand stated the felony arrest, which started as a misdemeanor quotation for extreme tint, was justified as a result of Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officers noticed “furtive motion” in Jones’ Dodge Durango earlier than it got here to a cease.

The following court docket date within the case is Sept. 7. It had been set for trial on Monday, however was delayed final week on the request of prosecutors.

Throughout Monday’s listening to, Jones’ lawyer additionally requested that the rapper’s ankle monitor be eliminated. The monitor was ordered by the court docket when he was initially launched on bond in April.

“Mr. Jones continues to be sporting a GPS monitor,” lawyer Lewis Fusco advised the choose. “It’s getting very pricey. Being that we had been beforehand set for trial at present, and it was the state’s late disclosure to discovery [that postponed the trial]we might ask them if we may have that GPS eliminated, your honor, till trial which is approaching quickly.”

Circuit Decide Mark Borello advised Fusco to submit his request in writing and he would contemplate it. Jones’ trial is about for Sept. 26, someday earlier than the expiration of his speedy trial rights.

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