Taymor McIntyre, the 18-year-old rapper known as Tay-K currently in jail awaiting trail on two separate murder counts, has been charged with a felony while in prison, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Sheriff's officials claim McIntyre was caught with a cell phone hidden in his underwear on July 25. When confronted by prison officials, he allegedly attempted to destroy the phone, leading to an "altercation" with officials. He was charged last week with a "possessing a prohibited item inside a correctional facility," a third-degree felony, according to court records.
McIntyre is accused of murdering 23-year-old Mark Anthony Saldavir in April 2017 and 21-year-old Ethan Walker. Saldavir was shot in a San Antonio Chick-Fil-A while McIntyre was on the run from police after fleeing the house arrest he was sentenced to in the Walker shooting. McIntyre has been sued for wrongful death in the Saldavir case, and faces a charge of aggravated assault for allegedly attacking 65-year-old Skip Pepe while on the run. He has reportedly been under solitary confinement for 23 hours a day in a new detention facility.
By the time McIntyre was arrested in July 2017, he had become a viral sensation, with his video "The Race" amassing tens of millions of YouTube views. He will be tried as an adult in both murder cases despite being 16 at the time they occurred.