Young Thug waived his preliminary hearing yesterday (July 27) according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
At a preliminary hearing, officials outline the case against the defendant and a judge decides if there is sufficient evidence to go to superior court. If a defendant chooses to waive this hearing, as Young Thug has done, the case proceeds.
The Atlanta rapper is facing charges for making terroristic threats and drugs and weapons charges after a search of his home.
UPDATE #2 (July 16, 2015): Young Thug posted $10,000 bail and was released from jail yesterday (July 15), Fader reports.
TMZ also reported what drugs are involved in the charges added onto the initial terroristic threats charge for yelling at a mall security officer. Young Thug is facing a felony charge for cocaine possession, a felony charge for marijuana possession and three counts of felony gun possession.
Young Thug’s mug shot is below via Fader.
(The original version of this story was updated July 16, 2015. The complete thread is as follows.)
UPDATE #1 Additional charges have been added to Young Thug’s “terroristic threats” charge after police searched his home, WSB-TV reports.
It has not been reported what exactly was found in the Atlanta rapper’s house, but the charges are drug and weapons related.
— MikePetchenikWSB (@MPetchenikWSB) July 16, 2015
(The original article in this thread was published July 15 and is as follows.)
Atlanta artist Young Thug was arrested this morning (July 15). The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that the “Lifestyle” rapper was taken into custody for allegedly threatening to shoot a Perimeter Mall security guard in the face and is being charged with making “terroristic threats.”
The publication says that the artist born Jeffrey Lamar Williams and a mall security guard got into a dispute on July 7. According the arrest warrant, Thugger threatened the security guard while being escorted from Perimeter Mall.
Jim Joyner of the US Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force says Young Thug was arrested this morning at 6 am in Sandy Springs, Georgia. He was booked into the Dekalb County Jail and is currently awaiting his bond hearing.
According to Legal Match, “The crime of ‘making a terrorist threat’ is a creation of the last decade, enacted at both the state and federal levels, after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. It is a very general law that can be used to prosecute terrorists, but has been used far more often to prosecute other violations of criminal law such as domestic violence, hate crimes, bomb threats, and school violence. Indeed, in many states, the term ‘terrorist’ has been amended to mean simply ‘criminal.'”
Young Thug released his controversially entitled project Tha Barter 6 earlier this year. The project received a 4 out of 5 from HipHopDX.
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