MANHATTAN, NY – The man accused of assaulting and kidnapping Tekashi 6ix9ine in July has been arrested.
According to TMZ, Anthony Jamel Ellison was apprehended by federal agents on November 6. He has since been indicted by a grand jury on multiple charges, including one count of conspiracy to obstruct commerce by robbery, one count of obstructing commerce by robbery and one count of carrying a firearm to commit a crime.
Ellison has reportedly pleaded not guilty to all charges. Federal prison records show the 31-year-old man is currently being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, New York.
Law enforcement sources say Ellison is an affiliate of the 9 Trey Bloods gang. A TMZ source claims Ellison was part of 6ix9ine’s management before the rainbow color-haired rapper rose to fame.
When 6ix9ine spoke to TMZ about the incident this past summer, he said it seemed like “an inside job.”
“We got hit by a car,” he explained. “Our vehicle got hit by another vehicle from behind. As the driver got out, the gunman came out. I blacked out right there. All I saw was a flash. It just happened so quick. All I saw was the gun in my face and when I woke up, I was in the backseat of a car.
“And I had nothing. I literally had nothing. All I had was a phone and a debit card. I said, ‘Listen, allow me to see my daughter another day. I got some jewelry in the house. Y’all can have that.’ I didn’t tell them where I live. They went to the front of my house. Somebody must have told them where I live and had been following me and watching me. It was like an inside job.”
Ellison is currently awaiting trial.