PITTSBURG — The popular Bay Area rapper A-Wax was arrested here Tuesday, for reasons that police say they cannot disclose.
A-Wax, whose real name is Aaron Doppie, was arrested and booked into Martinez Detention Facility at a little before 6 a.m. Tuesday, county records show. According to social media postings, Doppie was arrested in Pittsburg, along with two other men whose names have not been released.
However, charges have not been filed against him, and it is expected that he will be released soon, police said.
County records indicated that as of 9 p.m. Wednesday, Doppie was still in MDF in lieu of $1.1 million bail. However, his Instagram account, @WaxFase, posted new sneak preview for a new music video Wednesday evening, so it is unclear if those records are accurate.
A Pittsburg police spokesman refused to say what charge(s) Doppie was arrested on suspicion of, citing an ongoing investigation.
“He was arrested on an outstanding Ramey warrant related to an ongoing case. Charges have not been filed and as far as I know he has or will be released,” Pittsburg Cpt. Patrick Wentz said in an email. “Being that the case is ongoing, there are not any details we can share at this point.”
Under state law, police can keep someone in custody for up to 72 hours in business days without any charges having been filed. That would put Doppie’s release for sometime Friday morning, assuming charges are not filed before then.
During Doppie’s 20-year rap career, he’s released songs with download numbers in the multi-millions.