Troy Ave Out On Bail, Still Faces Attempted Murder Charges

blame it on Meka July 11, 2016

Shortly before Memorial Day 2016, shots rang out at Irving Plaza which left Troy Ave with a bullet in his leg and one of his closest friends slain.

Troy — real name Roland Collins — would then be arrested and booked on charges of attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon, after being caught on camera firing a gun inside of Irving Plaza, ultimately sent to Rikers Island while he awaited a bail hearing.

Today (July 11th), Troy has been released from jail, after securing the $500,000 bond necessary to do so after his mother put her house up for it.

Although free, Ave is confined to house arrest, and is prohibited from entering bars, arenas, concert halls, or any other performance venue: in short, he is essentially unable to be in most social gatherings while he faces his charges. According to the NY Daily News:

The order essentially handcuffs his career while the case is pending and he will be missing a number of shows he was contracted to perform at, his attorney John Stella said.

Assistant District Attorney Joshua Steinglass told the judge that the circumstances surrounding McPhatter’s death are still under investigation but made clear that Collins is not ruled out as a murder suspect.

“What is clear is that the investigation from the outset has been hampered by the defendant who not only fired and removed the weapon from the crime scene, he refused to help in any way [to identify] who killed McPhatter,” Steinglass said.

The terms of his bail prevents Troy from visiting his children, who live in New Jersey. A trial date has not been set.