Months after being arrested for possession of loaded weapons at a New York hotel, Cage The Elephant frontman Matt Shultz pleaded guilty this week to two felonies and one misdemeanor to “attempted criminal possession of a weapon , criminal possession of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon in exchange for avoiding a prison sentence,” according to rolling stone.
Shultz was reportedly caught after one of the hotel employees spotted him with the gun.
The latest development in the deal is that Shultz will not face jail time on all three counts, at least for now. His attorney, Sanford Talking, also gave the publication more information about the charges.
“Matt has worked hard to put this case behind him. He appreciates the opportunity to prove himself,” Talking said. “Nothing like this will ever happen again. He can move forward in his life and with his music.
The judge handling Shultz’s case, Cori Weston, also reportedly told him to “stay out of trouble for a year.” If he cooperates, he would have a clean slate on his record and the guilty plea would not be recognized.
However, according to the The New York Postif Shultz does not follow Weston’s demands, he could face up to seven years in prison rather than a one-year parole.