Tay-K is facing yet another felony charge after he was caught with a cellphone inside his jail cell on Wednesday, July 25. Authorities found the cellular device tucked inside the Texas rapper’s underwear, the Star-Telegram reports.
Deputies were conducting a pat-down of Tay-K when they discovered the contraband near his groin area. They also found a charger stuffed into a white sock and tucked into Tay-K’s underwear.
After the cellphone was found, Tay-K reportedly tried to destroy it by throwing it in a toilet and got into an altercation with one of the jailers.
“They asked him to remove it. That’s when he attempted to throw it in to the toilet to destroy the phone,” David McClelland, Chief of Staff for the Tarrant County Sherriff’s Office, said.
“When they tried to take the phone away from him, he got a little angry and got into an altercation with one of our jailers,” McClelland said.
This is Tay-K’s third felony charge for possession a prohibited item inside a correctional facility.
There were plans to move Tay-K to the Lon Evans Corrections Center, a maximum-security jail in Tarrant County, due to an altercation he had with another inmate.
Tay-K is being held alone in a solitary cell for 23 hours a day and it allowed one hour of gym.
“Instead of being in a group setting with other inmates, with TV, you’re going to be by yourself for 23 hours a day,” McClelland said.
Bond in the new case is set at $10,000.