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New Orleans musician arrested on attempted murder, robbery charges

Widner DeGruy (SBSO photo) Widner DeGruy (SBSO photo)

FOX 8 received this news release from the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office Tuesday evening:

Widner DeGruy, 21, a New Orleans rapper who performs as "Flow'' and is signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment label, has been booked with attempted first-degree murder of a man in Chalmette and two counts of armed robbery, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

DeGruy was arrested in the Oakland, Calif., area recently by a U.S. Marshal's Service Task Force and has been returned to Chalmette for prosecution after waving an extradition fight, the sheriff said.

DeGruy had fled to California after arrest warrants from a judge alleged that on the night of April 29 he shot at but narrowly missed a man he knew and beat and robbed that man and another man of cash and their cell phones, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

DeGruy, whose last known address was 79xx Bass St. in eastern New Orleans, allegedly had two other subjects with him during the attacks and an investigation is continuing, the sheriff said.

Sheriff's detectives have not released information on a possible motive in the shooting and robberies.

DeGruy, placed in St. Bernard Parish Prison on June 27, is being held in lieu of bond set at $350,000.

DeGruy, better known by his stage name Flow, performs with his band The Flamez and has released several mixtapes following the release of his first solo mixtape, Heroic Volume 1, in 2009, according to his web site. He has also appeared on a track with Lil Wayne, according to the web site.

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