Atlanta, GA – Young Thug will reportedly remain behind bars for the foreseeable future. As reported by WSB-TV Atlanta reporter Michael Seiden, a Fulton County judge has denied bond for the Young Stoner Life founder. Seiden broke the news with a tweet that read simply, “BREAKING: Judge denies bond for Atlanta rapper Young Thug.”
Judge Ural Glanville handed down the ruling Thursday evening (June 2), saying he has significant concerns about Young Thug being both a “danger to the community” and “flight risk.”
— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) June 2, 2022
Prosecutors allege Young Thug is the co-founder of a “criminal street gang” called YSL responsible for multiple murders, shootings and carjackings over the past decade. They also claim YSL promoted its activities in their music and on social media.
Young Thug, Gunna and 26 other alleged YSL members were indicted on 56 counts last month. Thug was taken into custody on May 9 at his home in Buckhead, an upscale neighborhood outside of Atlanta. Gunna turned himself in two days later after he got his business affairs in order.
Young Thug is currently facing several charges, including conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, murder, armed robbery and participation in criminal street gang activity.
Meanwhile, Gunna is facing one count of conspiracy to violate the RICO Act. The judge explained he denied Gunna’s bond because of worries over potential witness tampering, although he did say Gunna’s attorney can file for a renewed bond in the future.
“Mr. Sergio Kitchens, known as Gunna, is innocent,” Gunna’s legal team told TMZ. “The indictment falsely portrays his music as part of a criminal conspiracy. Mr. Kitchens has been an advocate for his community, and it is our privilege to advocate for him.”
Young Thug is being held at Cobb County Jail rather than Fulton County Jail, according to inmate records.