Young Thug Skips Preliminary Hearing in ‘Terroristic Threats’ Case

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Young Thug Skips Preliminary Hearing in ‘Terroristic Threats’ Case

Rapper waives right to first court appearance since arrest earlier in the month.

Published July 27, 2015

Young Thug waived his right to appear at a preliminary hearing in a Dekalb County court Monday, but the case can go forward without him, reports the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.  


During preliminary hearings, judges decide whether there is sufficient evidence for a case to proceed. 

Thug, whose birth name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was arrested  on July 15 for allegedly threatening to kill a mall security guard, earlier in the month. Federal authorities raided his home after the arrest, adding marijuana, cocaine, and weapons charges to the 22-year-old's rap sheet. He was released from custody days later. 

Thugger was also named in a Lil Wayne murder plot along with Birdman, who denied involvement in the alleged plan. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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