Rapper Young Thug Arrested After Making “Terroristic Threats” In Mall Incident
Young Thug, whose birth name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, the rapper best known for “Stoner” or “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times),” was arrested around 6 AM today at a residence in Sandy Springs, Ga., according to Jim Joyner, spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. The arrest took place without any incident.
Eight days ago, Young Thug allegedly threatened to shoot a Perimeter Mall security guard in the face. Dunwoody Police Department, which was helped by the Marshals to serve a warrant charging Young Thug with “terroristic threats,” said that these charges came after the “dispute that Mr. Williams had with Perimeter Mall security” on July 7. No information was given about the nature of the dispute.
Williams was asked to leave the mall and was escorted out by security. At this moment, he started threatening the guard. “The accused threatened to shoot victim in the face with the purpose of terrorizing,” reads the warrant. The law specifies that these are threats “to commit violence communicated with the intent to terrorize another, to cause evacuation of a building or to cause serious public inconvenience, in reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience.”
Young Thug will be taken to the Dekalb County jail for bond hearing today.