SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Oak Park rapper Uzzy Marcus on Tuesday, through a federal public defender, pleaded guilty in his federal gun case originally filed earlier this month.
The rapper, whose real name is Marcus Lawrence Weber, appeared in a federal courtroom downtown before US District Judge John Mendez, who entered the rapper’s guilty plea and set a sentencing date for August 2nd.
As The Update previously reported, Weber was indicted by a grand jury after being pulled over earlier by gang investigators in Roseville who knew of his open warrants for crimes like domestic violence, gun possession, and drug possession.
According to papers filed with the court by FBI Agent Gregory Richardson, Weber took police on a short chase in his Kia before he got out and ran on foot. Weber, who wore a black ski mask, dropped a Ruger 5.7 with an extended magazine in a creek bed. The firearm had a round chambered.
When police spoke to the rapper, who claimed he carried the gun for self-defense, they began to question him on why he ran.
“You have four felony warrants,” an unnamed officer said. “You just ran from police and tossed a gun.”
“I know, but I didn’t kill nobody,” Weber replied.
Weber faces a maximum sentence of 10 years behind bars and a $250,000 fine following the preparation of a presentencing report.