SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A New Orleans-based rapper pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he was involved in an assault in October 2016 at a downtown Shreveport casino.
Michael Lawrence Tyler, a 46-year-old Prairieville resident whose performance name is Mystikal, faces one count each of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping.
Tyler has been in Caddo Correctional Center since surrendering to authorities Aug. 21.
His next court date is Jan. 18 and could include a motion to reduce his $3 million bond, the Caddo district attorney's office reports.
Tyler is one of three people who have been charged in connection with the assault.
- Averweone Darnell Holman, 26, of Shreveport, on one count each of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping; and,
- Tenichia Monieck Wafford, 42, of Harker Heights, Texas, on one count of obstruction of justice.
They too remain in Caddo Correctional.