By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
September 29, 2015
San Bernardino, California - On Wednesday, Larry Hernández, 38, a popular Mexican narco ballad singer is scheduled to appear at a San Bernardino County Superior Court for an extradition hearing to face multiple felony charges in South Carolina. Hernández was charged in Newberry County, South Carolina with kidnapping, assault and battery by mob beating in the 3rd-degree, according to a press release by the Newberry Police Department.
Last Friday, Hernández was taken into custody at the Ontario Airport around 2:39 p.m. by authorities as he attempted to board a flight. Hernández was booked in the San Bernardino County Jail and is being held without bail at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, California, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office.
Hernández was arrested in connection with the August 16 alleged kidnapping and beating of a man associated with a dance promoter in Newberry, South Carolina.
According to the Newberry County District Attorney's Office criminal complaint, a dance promoter paid $14,000 of a $30,000 contract agreement to perform at a dance held at a skating rink. The promoter couldn't pay the remaining balance so members of the band with the knowledge of Hernández held without permission an assistant or associate of the dance promoter against his will until the full payment was paid. The victim was wrapped in plastic and beaten by band members until he was able to escape and notify Newberry police.
Hernández originally from Los Angeles, gained his popularity in 2009 for depicting the Mexican drug cartel culture in his album that included 16 ballad songs of Narco songs. He won an award for the Mexican Regional Artist of the Year for 2012 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards. In 2010, he won the Latin Artist of the Year in the New category for the Latin Billboard Music Awards. In 2011, Hernández won Regional Mexican Airplay Artist of the Year and Regional Mexican Albums Artist of the Year for the Latin Billboard Music Awards.
Hernández is also the star of a reality show called Larrymania.