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Local rapper wanted on federal charges

Posted October 12, 2010

— Rapper and Wake County resident Petey Pablo, who was arrested at Raleigh-Durham International Airport last month on gun charges, is now wanted by federal authorities.

A federal arrest warrant charges Pablo, whose real name is Moses Barrett III, with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm and trying to take the gun on an airplane.

RDU police arrested the 37-year-old on Sept. 11 after a gun was found in his carry-on luggage during a security check, said airport spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin.

He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm. The weapon was a Smith & Wesson 639, arrest warrants showed.

Pablo was trying to catch a flight to Los Angeles for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, according to a Wake County magistrate.

Pablo was arrested in Raleigh in 1993 on armed robbery charges and sentenced to 14 years in prison.

He is best known for his hit songs "Raise Up" and "Freek-a-Leek."

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  • ImJustSayin Oct 15, 2010

    "... months later he, in a rush to get on a plane forgot the gun was in the bag picked up and went on his way..."

    So he already had his bag packed for months? I think the gun would have been noticed.

  • Justin T. Oct 13, 2010

    "That's it, I'm finished on GOLO... This is rediculous. The censors are way to picky on some and let other garbage get by. Ya'll have fun. I also don't watch Channel 5 news, Channel 11 is the best. Later!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Take it easy. We've all been there but after a few years I have to admit that overall they are fair. P.S. GOLO does have spell check, though, and we all have equal, fair access to that so maybe check that out if you stay. On second thought, if you like Channel 11 better than WRAL news, maybe leaving is a win-win situation for everyone involved.

  • RomneyRyan2012 Oct 13, 2010

    That's it, I'm finished on GOLO. People can say awful things and use vulgar language and my comments which are mild in comparison don't get posted. This is rediculous. The censors are way to picky on some and let other garbage get by. Ya'll have fun. I also don't watch Channel 5 news, Channel 11 is the best. Later!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1 of the original Americans Oct 13, 2010

    ok... in the original story and interviw I heard him do the day after he got out said... he took the gun away from a friend to keep him from doing something stupid and put it in the suitcase.... months later he, in a rush to get on a plane forgot the gun was in the bag picked up and went on his way... until he got to security check.

  • ImJustSayin Oct 13, 2010

    street cred, yo...street cred

  • anne53ozzy Oct 13, 2010

    No doubt a musical genius also. Who takes a gun in a carry on bag?

  • johnnyboy Oct 13, 2010

    I am SHOCKED and appalled.
    No, really.

  • bear2010 Oct 13, 2010

    Going to LA and needed a Gat! All he needed to do was declare it and he'd have been cleared. Just like when I took my CZ-75d Compact (10rd) to LA 4 months ago. Locked in a case, declared 25 rounds of ammo. They inspected it and allowed me to lock the case then placed security tape around it and back in my checked luggage it went.

    somebody needs a hug...but I forgot we're in north carolina..i better go out and get me a gun...maybe if I declare it at the airport,,I can take it with me to different states,,,after all "I'M NOT A FELON"

  • bear2010 Oct 13, 2010

    soooo...ummmm...what genius told him or didn't warn him..HE CAN NOT carry a weapon on board a plane???? pre 911 or post 911 doesnt matter...("oh i gonna need this gun, when I brush my teeth.. just in case I get robbed on the plane")

  • 1 of the original Americans Oct 13, 2010

    Hey Petty.... dont worry man!!! If T.I. can be a multiple felon and get caught buying several big guns and only get a year and then get busted again for X and only get 3 months your lawyer should be able to get you a fine and commuity service....

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