Rapper arrested on federal charges, held in parish jail

Published 12:56 pm Friday, November 5, 2021

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Following his Oct. 30 arrest by the Bogalusa Police Department, Javorius Tykies Scott, 23, a resident of Avenue I in Bogalusa, was held in the Washington Parish Jail on multiple charges — including two counts of possession of illegal drugs, possession of illegal drugs with a weapon present, illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a minor, obstruction of justice, child desertion, contempt of court, having a switched license plate, second offense child restraint violation and no proof of insurance.

The Oct. 30 arrest follows an incident on Aug. 20 when Scott was observed driving in a reckless manner in Bogalusa at a high speed with the passenger door of his car open. Once the vehicle yielded to a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office unit, it was discovered that Scott had two passengers in his vehicle. One was an adult female while the other was an infant sitting unrestrained on the lap of the female. Scott was cited for careless operation of a vehicle, no child restraint and driving with a suspended driver’s license. He was issued a summons arrest to appear in court to answer the charges.

Scott, known as rapper “JayDaYoungan,” has three previously reported arrests. In April of 2020, the Newnan, Ga., Times-Herald newspaper reported that Scott was arrested on April 21 in Coweta County, Ga. The newspaper reported that Scott and other occupants of a rental property were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, narcotics possession and tampering with evidence. The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office reported several bottles of codeine cough syrup and several oxycodone pills were also found, along with several firearms and a quantity of cash.

According to the Times-Herald, Scott was previously arrested in Harris County, Texas, on a family abuse warrant, accused of striking a pregnant woman. He was reportedly apprehended by police after he was found hiding in the attic of a home. During the arrest, officers reportedly seized $24,000 in cash, along with oxycodone, promethazine and several firearms, where they found Scott hiding.

WVUE television, a New Orleans station, reported on Sept. 20 that Scott had been arrested on Sept. 16 by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office on charges of accessory to second-degree murder and obstruction of justice. The station reported that Scott was released after posting a $175,000 bond. The television station also referenced the previous arrests in Texas and Georgia, as well as a 2019 arrest in Gadsden County, Fla., on drug charges.

On Thursday, after posting bond for his release in Washington Parish, Scott was retained in custody for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) a federal law enforcement agency. ATF officers traveled to Washington Parish on Thursday, took custody of Scott and transferred him to a federal detention facility, where he will face federal charges.