Detroit rapper Young Calicoe to face animal fighting charges - KMSP-TV

Detroit rapper Young Calicoe to face animal fighting charges

Posted: Updated:
Toranio Hightower, also known as Young Calicoe, seen here in court Thursday morning. Toranio Hightower, also known as Young Calicoe, seen here in court Thursday morning.

By FOX 2 News Staff

DETROIT (WJBK) - An online video that went viral over the summer has landed a Detroit rapper in big trouble.

Toranio Hightower, also known as Young Calicoe, is expected to face felony charges of conspiracy to gamble, animal fighting and conspiracy to commit animal fighting. Two others, Savay Chokbengboun and Cassandra Worthington, are expected to face the same charges, according to Wayne County prosecutors.

If convicted, the 22-year-old rapper and his accomplices face up to 13 years behind bars.

The three were expected to face a judge Thursday afternoon, but FOX 2's Amy Lange reports the hearing was adjourned.

It was back in July when the Michigan Humane Society conducted a raid where dogs and other animals were removed from a home on W. Outer Drive.

We'll have much more on this story tonight during FOX 2 News beginning at 5 p.m.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Fatal Arizona gun range accident with child raises local questions

    Fatal Arizona gun range accident with child raises local questions

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:53:29 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed a gun range instructor recently, captured on video and sparking national and local debate.
    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed a gun range instructor recently, captured on video and sparking national and local debate.
  • Two shot at Eastland Center mall

    Two shot at Eastland Center mall

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:21:03 GMT
    Police responded to a shooting of a man and woman at Eastland Center Mall, 18000 Vernier Road Wednesday.
    Police responded to a shooting of a man and woman at Eastland Center Mall, 18000 Vernier Road Wednesday.
  • Deadly crash on I-275 as car hits semi truck

    Deadly crash on I-275 as car hits semi truck

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:13:49 GMT
    A driver on the wrong side of the highway on I-275 slammed into a semi truck in Monroe County Wednesday night.
    A driver on the wrong side of the highway on I-275 slammed into a semi truck in Monroe County Wednesday night.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices