Jimmy Henchman Rosemond Arrested After Leading A Month Long Manhunt
A Hip-Hop mogul implicated last week in the 1994 Times Square shooting of Tupac Shakur was arrested Tuesday on federal drug charges after a month-long manhunt.
James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals at the W Hotel on Union Square.
According to the New York Daily News, Rosemond was hiding in plain sight at the posh hotel where the rooms can run $1,000 a night and the opulent features include in-room spa treatments, goose down pillows and 24-hour room service.
The Czar Entertainment head tried to bolt the Manhattan hotel but was tackled by marshals Tuesday morning, and chipped a tooth when he fell, officials said.
He is due in Brooklyn Federal Court later in the day.
In addition to the drug charges, Rosemond is accused of witness tampering and obstruction of justice, authorities said.
Last week, convicted killer Dexter Isaac claimed Rosemond ignited the East Coast-West Coast rap wars that left rappers Shakur and Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace shot to death.
According to Isaac, Rosemond paid him $2,500 to shoot and rob Shakur at a Times Square recording studio in November 1994. The fallout led to Shakur’s slaying in Las Vegas, and Wallace’s murder in Los Angeles.
Rosemond has denied the allegation, and charged that Isaac – currently serving a life sentence – was a federal informan