Rapper Arrested At NC Airport

A rap artist has been arrested at a North Carolina airport on gun charges.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin said 37-year-old Petey Pablo was arrested Saturday morning. He is charged with being a felon with a gun and carrying a concealed, stolen weapon.

Hamlin says airport police were notified by Transportation Security Administration agents that a gun had been found in carry-on luggage. Hamlin says Pablo whose real name is Moses Barrett III was arrested without incident.

WRAL-TV in Raleigh reported that Pablo was on his way to Los Angeles for the 2010 MTV Music Video Awards. Pablo was released on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court Monday. He lives in nearby Knightdale. A phone listing could not be found.

Pablo is best known for songs "Raise Up" and "Freek-a-Leek."


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Wanda MIller Location: Kenansville on Sep 21, 2010 at 06:10 PM
    Learn from TI.
  • by POOR Petey Location: ON MY WAY TO PRISON on Sep 21, 2010 at 03:23 PM
    HEY PETEY YO, YO, YO, YO YOU FLOW LIKE A 12 YEAR OLD WHITE GIRL. GET A JOB AND PLEASE TAKE THEM LITTLE THREATS BACK TO THE PLAYGROUND WHERE THEY MIGHT BE SCARED OF YOU... P.P.P.P.P.P.PLAYA
  • by Anon Location: Greenville on Sep 17, 2010 at 12:02 PM
    North of the Border: I know enough about him to know that he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I guess that someone else brought the gun to the airport and good old public minded Petey didn't want the homie to get in trouble or see anyone get shot, so he took it upon himself to take possession of the gun. What an idea, Petey could use that as a defense, because he sure can't otherwise explain why he had the gun in his possession. Oh, the conviction will come at the trial and if you will move from 3rd Street, property values will go up.
  • by to: Anon Location: North of the border on Sep 16, 2010 at 04:17 PM
    you should shut up...you don't know anything about him..he doesn't have any children and he's not dumb enough to take a gun into an airport when he has a felony record...let's not convict before trial please...You go Petey..yo homies from 3rd st got your back! we love you no matter what!
  • by to Steve on Sep 15, 2010 at 04:27 PM
    Your mother. I bet she would get a kick out of old Petey.
  • by Steven Location: Eastern NC on Sep 15, 2010 at 03:42 PM
    Who else blames rap and hiphop for a majority of societies problems?
  • by Petey Pablo on Sep 15, 2010 at 03:25 PM
    Yo...ole Petey hears ya'lls whine just cause i do a little crime. Mr. Anon been talkin bout my daddy and that gone and make me really maddy. Ya'll be glad they took my gun cause if I ever come back to Gville I'd be capping just for fun. Now leave me be so I can get back to growing my money tree...yo....yo yo....yo yo yo.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Sep 15, 2010 at 03:21 PM
    JimmyC; you are too funny. Well, Petey, it's been real; a real blast. Get back to your work, but remember the past; and take our free N.C. lyric suggestions with you, be upbeat boy, keep up the cheerful.
  • by To: Petey Pablo on Sep 15, 2010 at 01:38 PM
    You gotta be kidding me! If this IS you, you should be so ashamed of yourself that you'd NEVER post on here. To act all righteous after being caught with a gun at the airport (no to mention being a convicted felon) only shows more ignorance. So, Petey, are you above the law? Are you better than the rest of us? If you say "yes", you'll show even more ignorance. Most rappers are just full of big talk. A bunch of cowards that hide behind a gun.
  • by crystal Location: ayden on Sep 15, 2010 at 01:17 PM
    Is that why he looks like Debbie Downer from SNL?
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 102694864 - witn.com/a?a=102694864
Gray Television, Inc.