A film star arrested in May after an hours-long standoff at a northwest Atlanta church is out of jail after accepting a plea deal, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office said Thursday.
"Snow on tha Bluff" star Curtis Snow was never charged in connection with the May 7 standoff at the Higher Ground Empowerment Center on Spencer Street. He was jailed on an unrelated aggravated assault charge.
As part of the deal, that charge was reduced to battery June 30 and Snow was sentenced to time served, Fulton DA spokesman Dontaye Carter said.
Snow allegedly barricaded himself inside the bathroom at the church about 3 p.m. after police responded to a “person armed” call, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. He was angry over seating arrangements at his 94-year-old grandfather’s funeral, a witness said at the time.
Snow was taken into custody without incident more than three hours after the standoff started.
Snow, whose legal name is Curtis Ward, has been in and out of jail on drug-related offenses, police said.
In “Snow on tha Bluff,” a 2011 documentary-style film set in one of Atlanta’s most notorious neighborhoods, Snow is a robber and a crack dealer who steals a camera from college students and documents his life.
Actor Michael K. Williams, who played Omar in HBO’s “The Wire,” signed on as an executive producer in 2012 and repackaged the film for wider distribution on Amazon, Netflix and other streaming services, according to CNN.
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