Local hip-hop artist Fredo Ruthless, real name Freddie Calbert, was transferred into federal custody late Thursday evening, to face charges brought by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms (ATF). Local District Attorney Glenn Funk’s office nolled all of his pending charges in Nashville on Wednesday, meaning he won’t be prosecuted locally for felony theft of a vehicle, felony possession of one pound of marijuana for resale, felony possession of cocaine for resale, and felony handgun possession for Nashville.
His federal charges were not immediately available at time of publication. We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.
An employee at Opry Mills Mall was looking at a new Toyota Camry, noticed that it displayed a temporary tag with writing showing that it was issued to a Volvo, and contacted the police Wednesday.
Hermitage Precinct Officers John Kelley and Tim Ward responded and determined that the Camry had indeed been stolen. They then watched the car as Freddie Calbert, of Hawkins Avenue in Gallatin, returned to it and shut the door. When Officer Kelley approached, Calbert was found with a pistol in his lap that was fully loaded with 21 rounds. They also found one pounds of marijuana, three grams of cocaine, and $2,165 in cash, along with a removed Tennessee license plate.
The Camry was stolen on February 5 from Dellway Villa Road, when the owner had left it running and unattended. Calbert is jailed in lieu of $80,000 bond on charges of vehicle theft, possession of marijuana and cocaine for resale, and gun possession in the commission of a dangerous felony.