Rapper T.I. arrested for drunkenness, assault outside his gated community in Atlanta
Breaking News May 17, 2018
Rapper T.I. arrested for drunkenness, assault outside his gated community in Atlanta

One of the biggest names in the hip-hop scene T.I was recently arrested by the police on charges of disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and simple assault. T.I. whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. allegedly got into an argument with a security guard while trying to enter his gated community outside Atlanta.

T.I. was arrested early morning hours after he got into an altercation with a guard who would not allow him access to his community as he had lost his keys, said Henry County Deputy Police Chief Mike Ireland. On being denied entry, a heated argument ensued between the guard and the Grammy-award winner who was along with a friend. Soon, the police arrived and then arrested both T.I. and his friend. At present, the rapper is out on bail after signing a $2,250 bond. He did not appear before a judge.

T.I.’s Attorney Steve Sadow said that the allegations made against T.I. are in no way justified and that his client was wrongfully arrested. He also said that the guard continued to restrict T.I. from entering his community without giving any valid justification. Moreover, the police officers who arrived at the scene were not at all interested in listening to T.I.’s side of story and chose to end the situation by arresting him. On the contrary, the police report mentions that the police officers who arrived at the scene could smell alcohol on T.I., and that he had accepted to have consumed alcohol while walking back to the guard’s shack.

The rapper has been sent to prison multiple times in the past. In 1998, he was convicted of possessing crack cocaine with an intention to distribute it; in 2004 for violating the terms of his probation; in 2007 for sending his bodyguard to purchase three machine guns and two silencers; in 2009 on federal gun charges; and in 2010 on drug charges in Los Angeles.

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