Tay-K has one of the hottest songs of the summer. The 17-year-old Arlington, Texas native’s song “The Race” is currently number 70 on Billboard Hot 100, and has 19 million views on YouTube.
Last week, Tay-K’s viral record reached over 1 million stream on Spotify.
Tay-K gained popularity when he released his “The Race” music video upon his arrest in late June. Tay-K posed with his own wanted flier in the visual.
Unfortunately for Tay-K, he is celebrating his career milestones in a cell. Tay-K, whose real name is Taymor McIntyre, is sitting in adult jail at Tarrant County.
Tay-K is facing a capital murder charge for committing a murder during a robbery. He was one of seven people arrested for the murder of 21-year-old Ethan Walker during a July 26, 2016 home invasion robbery in Mansfield, TX.
If convicted of capital murder, Tay-K could face life imprisonment or worse – the death penalty.
He was placed on house arrest before deciding to cut his ankle monitor off in March. U.S. Marshalls captured Tay-K last month in New Jersey, and extradited him to Fort Worth, Texas.
A judge ordered Tay-K to be held in adult jail until he is certified as an adult in the Mansfield case.
Tay-K’s legal woes don’t end there. He is a suspect in another murder in San Antonio after fleeing house arrest, the Star-Telegram reports.
He is also accused of beating and robbing a 65-year-old man in Arlington’s Craven Park.