A Florida Sheriff’s Office claims that YNW Melly was planning to escape jail…and that one of his attorneys was his alleged accomplice.
Melly has been locked up in the Broward County jail since February 2019 as he awaits trial for the alleged double homicide of Christopher “YNW Juvy” Thomas, Jr. and Anthony “YNW Sakchaser” Williams.
“On April 11, 2022, Broward Sheriff’s Office received a confidential tip regarding inmates Nicholas Lewis and Jamell Demons, both housed in the same unit at the Main Jail, planning an escape from jail by having Demons’ attorney bring in two handcuff keys to aid in the escape. Additional information provided by the source was that Lewis had a shank and drugs,” the statement reads.
Cops say they received a tip about the alleged jailbreak from another inmate. They discovered a six-inch shank, two razor blades, two lighters, and rolling papers in another inmate’s cell. Lewis also had Seroquel and Klonopin pills in his possession.
Melly’s cell was clean.
“The confidential source gave us two pieces of information. One of them [about the shank and drugs] turned out to be a hundred percent true,” Christian Tsoubanos, Assistant General Counsel for the Broward Sheriff’s Office told the court. “And when they did the search of Demons’ cell, they did not find the handcuff key, but it could have been that there was not an opportunity to bring it into the facility yet.”
Tags ·YNW Melly