CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Michael Tyler, better known to most as rapper Mystikal, is free on bond.
After spending almost 18 months in Caddo Correctional Center, Tyler was able to post his $3 million bail Tuesday night after signing a new record deal and with help from friends and family.
The rapper, originally from New Orleans, was arrested on charges of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping.
Those charges stem from an incident of alleged sexual assault at a local casino in October 2016.
He has pleaded not guilty to both charges.
Since his arrest, Mystikal’s legal case has taken many turns:
His next hearing is scheduled for March 6.
Also indicted in the case were Darnell Holman, of Shreveport, on one count each of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping, and Tenichia Monieck Wafford, of Harker Heights, Texas, on one count of obstruction of justice.