Rod Wave Arrested for Possession of Firearm, Attorneys Argue He’s Not a Convicted Felon

In 2022, Wave was arrested in his hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida, and charged with felony battery for allegedly strangling his ex-girlfriend. According to the affidavit, the arrest took place in April of that year while they were at the woman’s home with their two children.

The victim, who had a scratch “near the left center of her neck” allegedly inflicted during the incident, claimed that she was asleep when Wave entered the bedroom and choked her until she couldn’t breathe.

The woman accused Wave of starting the attack, as she was under the impression that she was talking to other men. Wave allegedly left the home in his sport utility vehicle before returning to accuse the woman of taking his cellphone. One week later, Wave was arrested during a traffic stop in the city before being released on $5,000 bail.

Wave pleaded not guilty and prosecutors dropped the battery charges against him.