Five people have been arrested for stealing Lady Gaga’s two french bulldogs in March.
The arrests have been confirmed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, as reported by Rolling Stone.
James Jackson, 18 years old, Jaylin White, 19 years old, and Lafayette Whaley, 27 years old have all each been charged with one count of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery, as well as second-degree robbery.
On top of that, Jackson also faces one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, as well as being and one count of carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle. White also faces one count of assault for force likely to produce great bodily injury.
But wait, theres’s more. Two others by the name of Harold White, 40 years old and Jennifer McBride, 50 years old have both also been charged with accessory after the fact to attempted murder. According to Rolling Stone, after Gaga had announced the $500,000 reward, McBride returned the dogs into the police, however she stated that she was “uninvolved and unassociated” to the crime. She has been charged on a count of receiving stolen property. Harold has been charged on a count of possession of a firearm.
The defendants also stated that they were specifically targeting french bulldogs of high value and furthermore that they allegedly didn’t know the dogs they stole had belonged to Lady Gaga.
District Attorney George Gascón issued a statement saying,“This was a brazen street crime that left a man seriously wounded. We have alleged very serious charges in this case and have faith that justice will be appropriately served as this case unfolds in court.” The accused will face the court next Thursday at Los Angeles’ Foltz Criminal Justice Centre.
Lady Gaga’s team has declined to comment on the charges. For more on this topic, follow the Pop Observer.