Arrest Warrant Issued for Allegedly Dead Rapper Tim Dog
Published May 22, 2013Following last week's allegations that rapper Tim Dog (aka Timothy Blair) faked his own death to avoid repaying victims of an online scam he ran, a Mississippi judge has issued an arrest warrant for the supposedly dead artist.
Memphis, TN's WREG reports that Desoto County, MS prosecutor Steven Jubera, who had convicted Blair in 2011 on a grand larceny charge, filed a petition to have the rapper's probation revoked yesterday (May 21), which led to the warrant. His suspicions were aroused due to the lack of hard evidence behind the rapper's alleged death last February over complications from diabetes.
"I need proof… I need a death certificate showing that's he's dead because as far as I'm concerned, he's alive," Jubera said. "Nobody said where he died, nobody said where he was buried, which is very odd for an obituary."
Adding to the suspicions surrounding the case, Ultramagnetic MCs producer Ced-Gee, who had produced Tim Dog's breakout single "Fuck Compton," told WREG that he refused to speak at the rapper's funeral because the Blair family could not produce a death certificate. He also believes a funeral never actually took place.
As previously reported, one of Blair's online dating scam victims, Esther Pilgrim, believes "there is a great chance that he's alive," and said she is owed $32,000 over the fraud scheme the rapper ran between 2007 and 2009.
Tim Dog received five years probation for the crime in 2011 and was supposed to pay Pilgrim $19,000 in restitution. His monthly payments stopped in February after his death was reported. It's also believed the owes over $2 million to victims around the world.