Rapper Young Thug was arrested Wednesday morning by U.S. Marshals executing an outstanding warrant issued by Dunwoody police.
The 22-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.
“Williams was wanted on an outstanding warrant charging him with terroristic threats stemming from an incident that occurred with the jurisdiction of the Dunwoody police,” Joyner said in a news release.
Williams will be taken to the DeKalb County jail for his initial appearance and bond hearing, Joyner said.
Williams, who was born in Sylvan Hills, is perhaps best known for his homosexual ode to marijuana “Stoner” and is a member of Gucci Mane’s Atlanta-based record label.
Young Thug was taken down by the U.S. Marshals Wednesday morning after allegedly threatening to kill a mall cop.
Law enforcement sources tell us, security at a Georgia mall asked Thug to leave … it’s unclear why. The guards were escorting the rapper out of the mall when he allegedly said he was going to shoot one of them in the face.
At that point the real cops were called.
Thug left before cops arrived and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The incident occurred last week, but it took until today for U.S. Marshals to track him down at a home outside the ATL and hook him up.
Y.T. is currently at the Dekalb County Jail.