Rapper Young Thug was arrested early Wednesday morning in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The 22-year-old's arrest stems from a previous incident for which he was said to have had an outstanding warrant.
According to AJC, Young Thug, born Jeffery Lamar Williams, was taken into custody around 6 a.m. EDT. U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Task Force spokesperson Jim Joyner said Williams was taken into custody without a fight. He is currently being held in the DeKalb County jail where he will await a hearing regarding his bond. Joyner told the publication the pre-existing warrant accused the "Lifestyle" rapper with making terroristic threats.
"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 release.
Pigeons and Planes was able to obtain a copy of the official warrant for Williams' arrest, which reveals more details about the incident. The document states that on July 7 the rapper threatened to shoot Chris May, Director of Security at the Perimeter Mall, in the face. At the time the threat was made Williams was being escorted out of the facility for unknown reasons.
Williams rose to fame in 2013 following the release of his hit single, "Stoner." He has since become a staple in the industry for both his unique flow and style of dress. While Williams quickly skyrocketed from unknown Atlanta rapper to the top of nearly every list of artists to watch, the young star was battling secret issues with his label Atlantic records, according to Buzzfeed. Unlike many before him, he managed to come out on top and his career continues to prosper.
At present it is not known when Williams is scheduled to appear before a judge.