NEW YORK (AP) — Cage the Elephant singer Matt Shultz has been charged with criminal weapons possession after police found two loaded guns at a New York City hotel, authorities said.
Shultz, 39, of Nashville, Tennessee was arrested Jan. 5 after police were called to investigate a report of a person with a firearm at Manhattan’s Bowery Hotel. Shultz was seen in the hotel lobby bathroom between midnight and 1 a.m. pulling a gun from his front pants pocket, according to a criminal complaint.
A search warrant turned up two loaded .45-caliber handguns in a bag in a hotel room, the complaint said.
Shultz was arraigned Jan. 6 and bail was set at $10,000 cash or $30,000 bond, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said. He is due back in court Jan. 11.
The singer’s lawyer, Sanford Talkin, declined to comment when reached by phone Sunday.
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