Rapper T.I. arrested in Henry County on assault, disorderly charges

Source: Henry County Police

Rapper T.I. is out of jail after posting bond following his arrest in Henry County early Wednesday morning.

T.I., born Clifford Harris Jr., was arrested around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning on charges of assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

He bonded out of jail shortly after.

The arrest occurred when the rapper attempted to gain entry into his housing community.

The guard on duty was said to have been asleep, and once awoken a verbal altercation took place between the rapper and guard.

Attorney Steve Sadow, who represents T.I., says his client was wrongfully arrested. "Tip was wrongfully arrested early this morning when he attempted to gain entrance into his gated community, where his wife "Tiny" and his family reside. The guard was sound asleep when Tip arrived at the guardhouse. It took Tip some time to wake up the sleeping guard, Tip clearly identified himself and sought entry. The guard refused entry. Tip was in contact with "Tiny" by phone and "Tiny" confirmed that Tip should be let in immediately. The guard continued to refuse entry without justification. Words were exchanged and apparently the guard and/or a supervisor called the police. When the police arrived, they were not interested in hearing Tip's side of the story and wrongfully chose to end the situation by arresting Tip."Copyright 2018 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.


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