Ike Turner Jr., the son of late renowned singer Tina Turner and former husband and musical partner Ike Turner, was captured on Saturday, May 6, according to PEOPLE. He is presently charged with crack cocaine possession and tampering with evidence.
Just 18 days before the Queen of Rock & Roll died on May 24, at the age of 83, at her home in Switzerland, the artist who won a Grammy in 2007 was sentenced to jail.
According to police, Ike Jr., 64, was stopped at a traffic signal on 200 N. 6th St. in Alvin, Texas, at 12:09 a.m. for an equipment violation (the headlight or taillight was out) while driving a white 2013 Ford Fusion. Following an investigation, detectives seized 1.7 grams of crack cocaine and.7 grams of methamphetamine after seeing Ike Jr. trying to consume the drugs in his hands.
Captain Q.T. Arendell claims in the incident report from the Alvin Police Department that the person tried to take the drugs in order to stop the police efforts to seize them.
Ike Jr.’s passenger Jessica Salinas-Esquivel is also accused of possessing methamphetamine, which is a restricted drug.A lawyer representing Ike Jr. could not be reached right away.
Following his mother’s divorce from her violent ex-husband, Ike Jr. briefly served as Tina’s sound engineer. Ike Jr. said that his father beat him with a nickel-plated.45 handgun when he forbade me from working with his mother after their separation. He admitted to the Daily Mail in 2018 that he hadn’t spoken to his mum in more than ten years.
Ike Jr.’s father has struggled with an escalating cocaine addiction since the 1970s. Ike had a lengthy history of drug-related arrests and charges, but he is most known for shooting a 49-year-old newsman in the leg in 1981 and left him bleeding on his lawn in Inglewood.
Ike eventually completed an 18-month jail term for possessing cocaine, which began in 1989. At the age of 76, he overdosed and passed away.
In the most recent development, we discover that Ike Jr., the eminent musician, got the amazing chance to demonstrate his tremendous skill as a major member of the prestigious tribute band known as The Love Thang Band.
Ike Jr. and Sweet Randi Love, a stunning vocalist in her own right, took the audience on a spellbinding musical trip together.
They even delighted our anxious ears with the publication of the lovely track named “Yes to Life” only a year ago, serving as a tribute to their combined brilliance.
But as luck would have it, our adored maestro has just found himself in an unexpected situation. Ike Jr. has been imprisoned in the Brazoria County Jail for the last month, and it kills me to report this since his lovely melodies have been muffled there.
He seems to have been unable to win his release using the sizeable sum of $70,000, the needed bond amount judged essential to give him his much-wanted freedom, according to thorough prison records.
He is also listed on the incident report as having an apparent unrelated outstanding warrant in addition to his two counts, which include tampering with evidence and possessing a controlled drug.