Cops: Rapper Young Thug threatened to shoot mall security guard

Cops: Rapper Young Thug threatened to shoot mall security guard

Rapper Young Thug was arrested Wednesday morning, eight days after allegedly threatening to shoot a Perimeter Mall security guard in the face.

The 23-year-old rapper, whose birth name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was arrested without incident around 6 a.m. at a residence in Sandy Springs, according to Jim Joyner, spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. The U.S. Marshals were helping Dunwoody police serve a warrant charging Williams with terroristic threats.

Dunwoody Police Department spokesman Officer Timothy Fecht said the charges were the product of a July 7 “dispute that Mr. Williams had with Perimeter Mall security.”

According to an arrest warrant, Williams was asked to leave the mall and was being escorted out when he “threatened to shoot (a security guard) in the face.”

No further information was available regarding the original incident, but Channel 2 Action News reported that Dunwoody and Sandy Springs police, as well as federal agents, also executed search warrants Wednesday at Williams’ home.

Joyner said Williams would be taken to the DeKalb County jail for his initial appearance and bond hearing.

Williams, who was born in Sylvan Hills, is perhaps best known for his recent single “Stoner” and is a member of Gucci Mane’s Atlanta-based record label.

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