Matt Shultz Is Behind The Bars For Possessing Weapons

Matt Shultz Is Behind The Bars For Possessing Weapons
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  • Matt Shultz was arrested in New York City after the police found two loaded guns in his room at a hotel.
  • Shultz was reportedly carrying the gun around the hotel which was noticed by a hotel employee.
  • The ‘Cage The Elephant’ lead singer is due to appear in court on February 22, 2023.

Matt Shultz was arrested in New York City

The lead singer of Cage the Elephant, Matt Shultz, was arrested in New York City on Thursday after officers found two loaded firearms in his Bowery Hotel room.

Shultz was accused of two charges of criminal possession of a firearm, according to Billboard, which cited the NYPD.

He did not have a license to possess the weapons he was carrying. Following a response to a 911 call at 10 a.m. that stated someone was in possession of a firearm, the arrest took place. Matt Shultz spent the night at the Lower Manhattan 9th Precinct following his arrest.

Matt Shultz was arrested in New York
Matt Shultz was arrested in New York (Source: New York Post)

How did the police find out about his firearm possession?

The Daily Mail claims that a Bowery employee saw Matt Shultz carrying a gun. He allegedly carried a firearm inside the ground-floor bathroom of the motel.

The police responded the following day after receiving the report and knocked on Matt Shultz’s home, according to the publication.

The artist allegedly told the police that he had two.45 caliber guns in his possession. Matt Shultz said he was unsure when asked if he still had the weapons. Shultz was detained and escorted to the station house at the 9th precinct.

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The Aftermath of the Matt Shultz arrest

After his imprisonment, a court authorized a search of his chamber, where detectives found loaded weapons. A Smith & Wesson and a Sig Sauer were among the weapons found. On Thursday night, Shultz was apprehended carrying two weapons at a hotel in Lower Manhattan.

Someone saw him pull a gun out of his pocket and dial the police. Authorities stated that the 39-year-old appeared to be drunk. When police found the guns in his room at the Bowery Hotel, he was charged with weapon possession. Additionally, 11 Polaroid pictures of the weapons were recovered by the prosecution, some of which depicted “a hand holding, pointing of the pistol.”

Additionally, six handwritten notes were found, one of which, according to the investigators, said: “I will defend myself if I am attacked.”  The singer has no prior criminal records.

Short Bio of Matt Shultz

Matt Shultz is a well-known American singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer of the rock band, ‘Cage the Elephant’.

Matt Shultz performing live
Matt Shultz performing live (Source: Entertainment Weekly)

The “Shake Me Down” music video received Cage the Elephant’s first nomination in 2011, for Best Rock Video at the MTV Video Music Awards.

For Melophobia, Cage the Elephant received a nomination for the Best Alternative Music Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014.

They have won two Grammys in the category ‘Best Rock Album of the year’, the first one for ‘For Tell Me I’m Pretty’ in 2016 and the latest one in 2019 for ‘Social Cues’.

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