Rapper Gunplay finds himself in legal trouble once again, this time for allegedly violating a restraining order filed by his estranged wife, Vonshae Taylor-Morales. The incident highlights a lack of understanding of how GPS ankle monitors work, leading to his arrest in Miami.
Gunplay, whose real name is Richard Morales Jr., was booked into the Miami-Dade County Jail on Wednesday at 7:10 PM for violating the restraining order issued to protect his ex-wife. He is expected to remain incarcerated until his next court appearance on November 7. Sources close to the situation reveal that Gunplay was apprehended right outside Vonshae’s residence. The Florida Department of Corrections Community Control, responsible for overseeing and monitoring house arrestees, detected his presence in the area through the GPS ankle monitor.
Miami-Dade County Sheriff’s deputies promptly intercepted Gunplay on his way to the residence, preventing any direct interaction with Vonshae and her child. This latest arrest is not the first time Gunplay has faced allegations of violating the restraining order. In fact, it marks the eighth reported violation, as the court order mandates that he stay at least 500 feet away from Vonshae.
Earlier this year, Gunplay was accused of attempting to prevent Vonshae from testifying in a legal matter. Their tumultuous relationship, which unfolded on the reality TV show ‘Love & Hip Hop,’ has extended into real-life legal troubles. An explosive argument between the former couple in August led to their separation.
Gunplay’s recent arrest serves as a stark reminder of the importance of understanding the terms and conditions of restraining orders, including the specific geographical restrictions imposed. Violating such orders can have serious legal consequences, as seen in this case.
Derek Chan – Editor