A rapper was arrested Tuesday evening after he refused to stop filming in the Fulton County courthouse and assaulted a sheriff’s deputy, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office said.
Kevin McCall of West Hollywood, California, faces felony second-degree criminal damage to property and misdemeanor charges of obstruction, terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and simple assault, according to jail records.
On Wednesday, he remained in the Fulton County Jail on a $11,500 bond, Flanagan said.
McCall is the ex-boyfriend of model-turned-actress Eva Marcille Sterling, who stars on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Deputies arrested McCall after he refused to stop recording a live video in the courthouse for his Instagram page, Fulton County spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said in an emailed statement. Recording in the courthouse is prohibited unless authorized.
Flanagan said McCall continued to record his exchange with a sheriff’s deputy sergeant and is heard using profane and abusive language.
In the video, McCall is seen inside the courthouse, walking up a set of escalators. He is outside a courtroom when a deputy is heard off camera telling him “you can’t record in this building.” McCall continues to film his exchange with the deputy, calls him obscenities, and at one point threatens him.
The deputy sergeant asked for assistance from another deputy, but by that time McCall was near the escalator on the first floor of the Justice Center Tower, Flanagan said.
The deputy put up his hands to signal for McCall to stop, Flanagan said, but at some point, McCall hit the sergeant’s hands. The second deputy attempted to restrain McCall, but he broke free.
Deputies again attempted to take McCall into custody, but he and the sergeant deputy tumbled down the escalator, Flanagan said. Both men were examined by paramedics but did not require medical attention. The sergeant’s eyeglasses were broken during the arrest.
McCall was scheduled to appear in family court, according to online court records. In September, he filed to have joint custody of his and Sterling’s young daughter, according to media reports. Sterling has alleged McCall filed for custody to control and abuse her.
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 Nov. 20 at the Fulton County courthouse.
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