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Rapper Gucci Mane Pepper Sprayed, Arrested, and Released

Rapper Gucci Mane Pepper Sprayed, Arrested, and Released
Gucci Mane (Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Charges against rapper Gucci Mane were dropped Wednesday, following an arrest Tuesday in Atlanta, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The rapper had been charged with obstruction of officers, interference with government property, reckless driving and other counts.

Gucci Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, was held overnight and then released, according to the paper, after charges were dropped "for want of prosecution."

Atlanta Police spokesman Curtis Davenport previously told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Davis was spotted by an off-duty police officer recklessly driving his white Hummer near Atlanta's downtown area around 11:30 a.m.

The off-duty cop reported the incident to officers who found Davis' white Hummer parked and two people engaged in a verbal confrontation which escalated to a physical one.

Police said officers attempted to break up the fight, but were forced to use pepper spray in order to subdue Davis, reports the paper.

Davis was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital to be checked before being transported to the Fulton County Jail.

Davis had been released from prison May 12 after serving time for violating his parole.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the rapper been in the Fulton County Jail at least five times on drug, aggravated assault or aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges.