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Thursday, January 27, 2005

Idol's Leroy Wells singing a new song: "In The Jailhouse Now"

Remember Leroy Wells, the guy on American Idol from my last post? Looks like he's been a bad bad boy. Here's the lowdown from WPMI's website:
American Idol hopeful Leroy Wells watches his performance from the lockup
Last Update: 1/26/2005 11:00:19 PM
Posted By: Ron Reams

(MOBILE, Ala.) January 26 -- An American Idol hopeful, gaining notoriety, but not just for his shot at stardom. T-V viewers found Grand Bay's Leroy Wells on national T-V Tuesday night. However, on Wednesday, the would-be “idol” could be found in Mobile Metro Jail.

While millions of American Idol fans kept it locked into Leroy, Leroy was locked up behind bars for failing to appear in court.

The 22-year-old Grand Bay, Alabama native wowed fans with his rendition of "Got Your Money" by O-D-B. Even though he wasn't able to watch his performance from home, sheriff’s deputies tell NBC 15 they did allow Leroy and other inmates to watch American Idol from jail.

Mobile Police spokesman Marcus Young says Leroy Wells was arrested earlier this month for reportedly shooting a hand gun into an occupied vehicle. “Apparently they were arguing over how the cars were in the roadway at which time Mr. Wells allegedly shot the victim in his hip,” Young says.

Ahh geez, what a waste. EVERYONE was talking about this kid all day after his "performance" on Tuesday night's show. It was a hilarious moment that made a lot of people smile and to know it's marred by something like this...

"Violence. Don't play that game."