Kevin McCall
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

New Details: Fulton County deputy used taser on music producer before arrest

Fulton County deputies used a Taser on a California-based rapper and music producer who tussled with them inside the Fulton County courthouse, according to a redacted Fulton County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

Kevin McCall remained in the Fulton County Jail on Friday morning following the Tuesday scuffle with deputies. He had refused their orders to stop filming inside the building. McCall faces felony second-degree criminal damage to property and misdemeanor charges of obstruction, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and simple assault, according to jail records.

McCall, 34, was scheduled to appear in family court Tuesday, according to online court records. He is the ex-boyfriend of model-turned-actress Eva Marcille Sterling, who stars on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” In September, McCall filed to have joint custody of his and Sterling’s young daughter, a move the actress alleged was done to control and abuse her.

The report reveals few new details of the courthouse encounter aside from a deputy using a Taser to arrest McCall. One deputy noted he attempted to turn on his body-worn camera, but said after the incident that the camera did not record. The names of deputies involved in the incident were blacked out in the report released by the sheriff’s office.

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According to the report, McCall was streaming onto his Instagram Live account in the courthouse when a deputy told him he couldn’t film inside the building. Recording in the courthouse is prohibited unless authorized.

The deputy said McCall repeatedly told him to “mind your business,” yelled obscenities at the deputy and said he was a member of a gang. At one point, McCall told the deputy to “take off your badge, if I’m not a buster” and threatened him, according to the report. During the exchange, McCall refused to provide his name, telling deputy “my name is God.”

The deputy then left to get help with arresting McCall, who was headed down the escalators near the Justice Center Tower.

When deputies caught up to McCall, he jerked away from them and hit one of them on the hand, according to the report. When a deputy was finally able to grab McCall, the rapper fell forward down the escalator, taking the deputy with him and breaking the deputy’s $500 Daniel Cremieux eyeglasses, according to the report.  

McCall was held down by the deputy, who repeatedly told him “stop resisting,” according to the report. When he refused, another deputy pressed a Taser in McCall’s back, according to the report. McCall was then arrested by deputies and taken to the Fulton County Jail. 

Most known for his collaborations with singer Chris Brown, McCall is a Grammy-nominated singer, rapper, producer and songwriter. McCall has written songs for singers Keri Hilson, Justin Bieber and Joe Jonas. He received a Grammy nomination for his contributions to Brown’s song “Deuces.”

McCall’s next court date is scheduled for Nov. 20 at the Fulton County courthouse. 

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