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Mystikal pleads not guilty to charges arising from assault

Updated: Dec. 18, 2017 at 5:44 PM CST
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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.

A Caddo grand jury also has indicted:

  • 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.

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