Tay-K, whose real name is Taymor McIntyre, is a rapper from Arlington, Texas. He gained popularity in 2017 with his hit song “The Race,” which was recorded while he was on the run from the law. However, Tay-K’s rise to fame was short-lived as he was arrested and charged with multiple crimes. In this article, we will explore the reasons why Tay-K went to jail.
The Murder Case
In 2016, Tay-K was involved in a home invasion in Mansfield, Texas, where a 21-year-old man named Ethan Walker was shot and killed. Tay-K was one of seven people involved in the crime, and he was accused of being the mastermind behind it. He was only 16 years old at the time.
Tay-K was placed under house arrest while awaiting trial, but he cut off his ankle monitor and fled to San Antonio. While on the run, he recorded “The Race,” which became a viral hit. However, he was eventually caught and charged with murder.
The Robbery Case
In addition to the murder case, Tay-K was also charged with aggravated robbery for his involvement in a robbery that took place in Arlington, Texas. The victim, a 65-year-old man named Skip Pepe, was beaten and robbed by Tay-K and his accomplices. Tay-K was only 16 years old at the time of the crime.
In July 2019, Tay-K was found guilty of murder and aggravated robbery. He was sentenced to 55 years in prison for the murder charge and 30 years in prison for the robbery charge. The sentences will run concurrently, meaning that Tay-K will serve a total of 55 years in prison.
Tay-K’s rise to fame was short-lived, and his criminal activities caught up with him. He was charged with murder and aggravated robbery and was sentenced to 55 years in prison. While his music may have been popular, it is important to remember that he was involved in serious crimes that had real-life consequences.