Rapper charged with rape shows up in court without attorney – again

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For the second time in two months, Michael Tyler, also known as the rapper Mystikal, showed up for his arraignment in Caddo District Court without an attorney.

The rap star is charged with first degree rape and second degree kidnapping in an alleged sexual assault that took place in October 2016 in the 300 block of Clyde Fant Parkway.

Tyler, who is being held on $3 Million bond at Caddo Correctional Center, also appeared in court on Sept. 26 without an attorney, but told Judge Ramona Emanuel he would hire one.

Just today, a New Orleans attorney filed a motion to enroll in Tyler’s case, but he was not present in court. Emanuel continued Tyler’s arraignment until Dec. 18, with a stern admonishment that his lawyer must appear.

Also appearing in court today were Averweone Holman, also charged with first degree rape and second degree kidnapping in the case, and Tenichia Wafford, who is charged with accessory after the fact and obstruction of justice.

Both Holman, who is being held at CCC on $3 million bond, and Wafford, who is being held on $700,000 bond, waived arraignment and pleaded not guilty in late September.

Today, their attorneys discussed the transference of evidence. They will be back in court in January.

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