The rapper known as mystical today told Caddo District Judge Brady O’ Callaghan that he can afford to pay an attorney to defend him against first degree rape charges.
Michael Lawrence Tyler turned himself into authorities Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with an October 2016 sexual-assault on Clyde Fant Parkway in Shreveport.
Kenneth Beck, a Gretna attorney today filed a motion asking that Tyler’s $2 million bond be reduced. That motion will be heard by Caddo District Judge Ramona Emanual, who was assigned Tyler’s case; however, O’Callaghan placed stipulations if Tyler makes bail before that hearing. Those stipulations include wearing an ankle bracelet and having no contact with the victim.
In June 2003, a Baton Rouge judge sentenced Tyler to six years at hard labor after he was convicted of sexual battery of the infirmed against his former hairdresser.
He served the entire six years, and was released in January 2010, and placed on probation for five years.
However, two years later, he was in trouble again – this time for misdemeanor domestic abuse battery, and served 81 days for parole violation.
Tyler is listed on the Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) as well as Louisiana’s Sex Offender and Child Predator Registry.
He will be back in Caddo District Court on Sept. 26 for further arguments.