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Philadelphia rapper Leaf Ward gets arrested and slapped with three felony charges after an incident outside King of Prussia Mall, situated an hour northeast of the city.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the artist, known as Khalif Ward, was taken into custody on Wednesday (August 16). It happened at the Bahama Breeze restaurant adjacent to the mall, where he was dining accompanied by a female.

Upon his initial arrest, he identified himself to officers as Omar Washington. However, providing false identification is against the law, leading the arresting officers to include the charge of providing false identification to law enforcement (a felony) among his charges.

In addition, Leaf Ward faces charges of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, multiple drug-related misdemeanors. He was also charged with resisting arrest, evading law enforcement, and recklessly endangering another person.

Following his arrest, further details emerged regarding his series of offenses.

The incident began when a stolen black Dodge Challenger driven by Leaf Ward was observed arriving at the Bahama Breeze restaurant, captured on surveillance cameras.

Upon police arrival to verify the vehicle’s identity, Leaf Ward and his female companion were present. Subsequently, police called for a tow truck, prompting the rapper to flee on foot through the restaurant’s kitchen.

After a foot chase, he was apprehended at taser point and taken to Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

Finally Leaf Ward gets arrested and was found to be in possession of a Glock with an extended magazine and a bag containing MDMA.

The Upper Merion police disclosed that Leaf Ward had outstanding warrants for various crimes, including one from the joint gun-violence task force of the state Attorney General’s Office and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office for felony weapons offenses.

The timing of Leaf Ward’s trial for these allegations remains uncertain.