A LaSalle Parish Jail ordered Mychal Bell to the Renaissance Home for Youth in Alexandria for 18 months. The judge ruled that Bell violated his probation for previous juvenile offenses, according to CNN.
Carol Powell-Lexing, one of Bell’s attorneys, said the judge’s decision would be appealed.
Bell was freed on $45,000 bail on Sept. 27, after an appeals court threw out his conviction on battery and conspiracy charges in adult court and remanded the case to juvenile court.
But Judge J.P. Mauffrey agreed with prosecutors that Bell had violated the probation he was given for four previous juvenile offenses, including two simple battery charges, the sources said.
Bell had been placed on probation until he turned 18.