Henry County, GA – T.I. reportedly won a small victory in court this week. According to TMZ, prosecutors decided to drop the assault charge, which stems from Tip’s arrest over the summer. However, he still faces three counts of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and one count of misdemeanor public drunkenness.
The alleged incident occurred in July outside of Eagles Landing Country Club near Atlanta, Georgia. Security guard Euwan James wouldn’t allow Tip to enter the residence. Once he finally got inside, the drunken Tip allegedly returned to confront James.
He reportedly told James, “You’re making it worse for yourself, man … You’re gonna have to deal with me.”
That’s when James called the police because he felt threatened, which constitutes simple assault in the state of Georgia.
At least that’s one less charge Tip has to deal with now.
[This article has been updated. The original version was published on July 16, 2018 and can be found below.]
T.I. has been charged with three misdemeanors stemming from an altercation with a security guard back in May.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Henry County prosecutors charged the Grand Hustle boss with simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct on Friday (July 13). However, he likely won’t face jail time.
The security guard, Euwan James, was eventually terminated from his position for the way he handled the situation. Tip’s attorney, Steve Sadow, reportedly called the charges “baseless, ill-founded and unjustified.”
“T.I. never threatened or acted in a violent manner towards Euwan James, the security guard,” Sadow said. “Indeed, we understand the security guard was fired for the way he handled the situation with T.I.
“We had sincerely hoped that the Henry County Solicitor had better, more important, things to do to serve the Henry County community than prosecute an African American over a verbal dispute during an encounter with a security guard who was asleep at his post and was unwilling to provide his name to T.I. so T.I. could report the guard’s misconduct to his employer.”
The alleged incident occurred in the Atlanta area outside of the Eagles Landing Country Club. James reportedly wouldn’t allow T.I. to enter the premises without a key. Once he was inside, Tip then returned to the guard shack to confront James. The guard called the police because he reportedly felt threatened, which is enough to constitute simple assault in Georgia.
Tip was arrested and taken to jail where he eventually posted a $2,250 bond for his release.
Ch2 was the 1st to confirm the breaking news about TI – Clifford Harris – arrested this morning. I just got my hands on the mugshot. Police charged him w/disorderly conduct & public drunkenness after an argument w/gate guard at his country club residence pic.twitter.com/hDIxrd0KcX
— Tyisha Fernandes (@TyishaWSB) May 16, 2018