On Wednesday (January 5th), the man charged with murdering the late Migos rapper Takeoff, Patrick Clark, was released from jail after someone posted a $1 million bail bond. Clark’s legal team securely saw the bond amount lowered from $2 million after they claimed it was “excessive”.
His team then tried and failed to have the amount reduced again to $300,000 and decided to post the $1 million despite being able to appeal the decision. Clark has now been placed under house arrest and must always wear a GPS-tracking device as part of his bail conditions.
Letitia Quinones, Clark’s attorney, has stated, “Neither Patrick nor his family posted the bond in this case. A concerned citizen and family friend who believes in Patrick’s innocence posted the bond on his behalf. We believe Patrick is innocent, and at the appropriate time, the evidence will reveal that to be the case.”
She added that Clark intends to comply with his bail terms fully and has also promised to “appear for proceedings whenever the court requires him to do so.” As well as his house arrest, Clark has been told not to talk with anyone involved in his case, including Takeoff’s family and the music executive J Prince.
Allegedly, Clark had explored the option of purchasing pretend plane tickets to flee the United States just before he was arrested on December 1st. Since his arrest, Clark has maintained innocence over the claims, even though the police have identified him using a reconstruction of the shooting, ballistic evidence, and CCTV and video phone footage.
Takeoff was shot in a game of dice outside a Houston, Texas, bowling alley on November 1st at 2:30 am. However, the police claim that he was not involved in the game and was merely an innocent bystander.