Bump J Takes Federal Plea for 2007 Bank Robbery

Andrew Barber

Damn.  Say it ain’t so.  Looks like Bump copped to the 2007 Oak Park bank robbery to avoid a potential life sentence.  He’s looking at 7 years.  This is tragic.  Hold your head, Bump.

Faced with a possible life sentence in federal prison, Chicago rapper Terrance Boykin, aka Bump J, accepted a plea deal that carries a minimum seven year sentence. In the plea deal signed June 26, Boykin admitted his guilt in the Jan. 4, 2007 robbery of the Chase Bank, 800 Madison St., which netted $108,135. He also admitted threatening bank employees with a gun.

Under federal sentencing guidelines, Boykin, 28, faced between 37 and 46 months in prison for the bank robbery itself, but life in prison for menacing bank employees with a .45 caliber handgun. He will be required to serve a mandatory minimum seven years on the charge of brandishing a gun during a crime of violence. He’s scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Charles R. Norgle on Sept. 1.

Police say Boykin and another man entered the bank the morning of Jan. 4, 2007, announced a robbery and took the money from a vault. Boykin was arrested in November 2008 without incident after a routine traffic stop by downstate Carbondale police.

He earned local notoriety in 2004 for the Chicago hit, “Move Around,” which was produced by superstar rapper Kanye West. At the time of the bank robbery Boykin was reportedly working on a “comeback” album and had just released a record.


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  • demetris jenkins

    a bump got to skills a bump in my eyes you didnt have to prove to these dum ass nigro’s
    that you real man if i was you i when i would get off shit on them wit them bars man i seen the dud’s
    and we know that you dont play i use to go to jeffery subs and get something to eat an i would see a guy in a charger with dud’s i went to school with trying to get like bump an that wake me right there it’s to many followers if you seen me i have to dots on my face an light skins i listen to your music man cut the bullshit you prove that you are a man in the streets you can be a good leaders when it come to music im about to drop a new mixtape pretty soon trying to get that buzz a take it from your boy/dj/demetris/jenkins it hard but you got to maintain at hard time i really listen to your music take for your fans that listen to your music we care and i kno someone in your family care and a killer love someone come on get on that music shit dont let this tair you down keep your head up man foreal life get tuff everyday you here man

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