Young Jeezy Arrested for Obstructing Police
By Annie Reuter
Earlier this month, it was reported that Young Jeezy had turned himself into Atlanta authorities on charges of terroristic threats, false imprisonment and battery, following a dispute with his teenaged son. Now it seems, the rapper is in trouble with the law once again.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jeezy was arrested yesterday afternoon (Jan. 21) and charged with obstruction for allegedly cursing at officers and refusing to provide his name. Police spokesman George Gordon said Jeezy—real name Jay Wayne Jenkins—was booked into the Fulton County Jail and released late Tuesday on a $1,000 bond.
While the Superior Court of Fulton County’s Intake Unit was not at liberty to discuss the arrest with Radio.com, a search of their inmate database revealed that he was booked for the misdemeanor charge of Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officer.
Jeezy’s most recent mugshot (Courtesy: Fulton Sheriff Department)
CNN reports that police arrived at Jeezy’s girlfriend’s home after a security alarm disturbance where Jeezy was found walking out the back of the townhouse. He refused to show his identification or give his name and instead, he cursed at the officers who then arrested him.
This incident comes three weeks after Jeezy turned himself into the police after three Grand Jury Warrants were issued following a family brawl.
In 2005, he was arrested after an alleged shooting involving friends in Miami. He was charged with carrying a concealed firearm without a permit. The charges were later dropped. In 2008, he was arrested for a DUI.