Cage The Elephant’s Matt Shultz Dodges Jail Time Due To Criminal Gun Possession

Matt Shultz of Cage The Elephant will not face jail time due to a plea deal, following his arrest in January for illegal possession of two loaded weapons.

Shultz was apprehended after one of the hotel’s employees noticed him carrying the guns. He appeared to be intoxicated at the time, according to prosecutors, and when police arrived at the singer’s hotel room, they discovered two pistols and 11 Polaroid pictures, showing the firearm in question.

After his arrest, Shultz’s lawyer, Sanford Talkin, informed a judge that the guns were legally acquired and registered to him, though not in New York.

According to New York Post, Shultz was told to stay out of trouble by Cori Weston, the judge on his case. If he cooperates, he can withdraw the guilty pleas, followed with a one-year conditional release for a felony charge. However, if Schultz doesn’t follow Weston’s orders, he will face up to seven years in prison.