Hip-Hop Podcast Host Taxstone Bail Set At $500,000
Taxstone was arraigned in federal Manhattan court Tuesday, one day after arrested for his suspected connection to last year’s Irving Plaza shooting that left Troy Ave’s bodyguard dead.
According to a police complaint, Taxstone’s DNA was found all over the 9-millimeter Kel-Tec semiautomatic handgun that was used to kill Ronald McPhatter in an Irving Plaza green room last May.
According to DNAInfo, prosecutors “used statements that [Taxstone] made on his podcast, including times he repeatedly mocked Troy Ave” during the arraignment. He is currently being held on $500,000 bail.