Eek-A-Mouse Now A Free Man, Released From Prison

Veteran reggae singer Eek-A-Mouse is now a free man.

Eek-A-Mouse, whose real name is Ripton Joseph Hylton, was released from a North Carolina prison in July after his attorney, Phillip Hayes, made a plea deal with assistant District Attorney Lauren Arizaga.

Eek-A-Mouse was arrested earlier this year and charged with face felony rape, felony kidnapping, felony cocaine and misdemeanour marijuana charges.

He pleaded no contest to two misdemeanour charges — assault on a female and attempted crime against nature.

The reggae star was sentenced to 75 days in prison and was released on time already served.

The charges stemmed from an incident back in 2008 where Eek-A-Mouse allegedly assaulted a female and held her against her will after performing at the Port O’Call venue.

He was arrested by the Kill Devil Hills Police and was released on bond. He later fled the country and was captured in Paraguay last November without a proper visa.

He was extradited back to the United States to stand trial for the charges.

He was initially facing up to 20 years in prison for the charges.



  1. This is really saddening. It seems all my favourite Jamaican artistes have issues with the law: Buju, Busy Signal, Eek-a-Mouse, Vybz Kartel, Super Cat, Ninja Man, who is next? Why don’t these guys practice what they preach? Buju sang some song telling the youth not to do drugs, but he is the one who got caught for it. And he sang about Batty Rider – I hope he ain’t one of them!

  2. dub plate style-seen?

  3. I long for the day I will see fans here condemn any artist for stupidity. But seems most readers here think artists are above the law, like the Greek God of the old. They were very lecherous, immoral, conniving and murderous, but they were still worshiped.