More charges for rapper Young Thug in Fulton

Jeffrey Lamar Williams (Credit: DeKalb County Jail photo)
Jeffrey Lamar Williams (Credit: DeKalb County Jail photo)

Atlanta rapper Young Thug’s rap sheet grew longer Thursday when another police agency added additional charges, including felony weapon and drug violations.

The 23-year-old, whose real name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly threatening to shoot a Perimeter Mall security guard in the face, according to the U.S. Marshals and Dunwoody police. Williams was asked to leave the mall July 7 and was being escorted out when he threatened the guard, who reported the incident to police.

U.S. Marshals arrested Williams at his Glenlake Drive home with assistance from Sandy Springs. He was charged with terroristic threats and booked into the DeKalb County Jail.

While at Williams’ home, investigators found probable cause to execute a search warrant, Sandy Springs police Sgt. Forrest Bohannon said. Additional felony warrants were obtained on Thursday for Williams on drug and weapons charges, Bohannon said.

Thursday afternoon, Williams was transferred to the Fulton County jail on marijuana, cocaine and firearm charges. He was being held without bond.

Recently, Williams was named in a Cobb County indictment that links him to the April shooting of tour buses belonging to rapper Lil Wayne. Though he was named in the indictment, Williams was not charged in the case.

But Williams’ tour manager, Jimmy Winfrey, was indicted by a Cobb Grand Jury on 30 charges. Winfrey’s attorneys have asked the court to drop three of the charges, according to documents filed last week in court.

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