RAPPER Young Thug is among 28 other defendants who were charged Monday in a 56-count indictment in Georgia, reports say.
Young Thug, real name Jeffery Lamar Williams, was arrested at a rented mansion in Buckhead and is currently being held at Fulton County Jail.
Young Thug has reportedly been arrested at a rented mansion in GeorgiaGetty Images – Getty
According to WSBTV reporter Michael Seiden, charges in the grand jury indictment against the 28 members and associates of Young Slime Life, also known as “YSL,” include conspiring to violate the RICO Act, murder, armed robbery and participation in criminal street gang activity.
Young Thug, for his part, has been accused of renting a 2014 Infiniti Q50 sedan from Hertz that was used in the commission of a murder rival gang member, Donovan Thomas Jr, in 2015, in addition to the aforementioned charges.
Prosecutors claim that two YSL associates – Christian Eppinger and Antonio Sumlin – worked to get Young Thug’s permission to try to kill the target a second time.
At that time the would-be victim was in jail.
RICO act charges against Young Thug stem from a January 2013 offense, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The gang activity charges against him stem from May 2018.
He’s not the only mainstream rapper facing chargers either.
Rapper Gunna – born Sergio Giavanni Kitchens – is also named in the indictment.
He’s facing one count of conspiring to violate the RICO act.
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The Sun reached out to Young Thug’s rep for comment following his arrest.
Not long after the news broke, the rapper’s mug shot was released.
He appeared straight-faced in the photo wearing two white tank tops.
According to Seiden, prosecutors are accusing YSL of being a “criminal street gang that started in late 2012 in the Cleveland Avenue area of ATL.
“YSL claims affiliation with the national Bloods gang.”
Young Thug is alleged to be a founding member of the group.
Seiden reported that in the indictment, he was listed under several aliases, including Slime.
Other rumored founders include Walter Murphy – known as DK – and Trontavious Stephens – known as Tick or Slug.
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