Young Thug to Remain Free Until Trial After Prosecutors Lose Bid to Have Him Locked Up

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By TheBlast Staff on September 19, 2018 at 4:50 AM EDT

Young Thug scored a victory in court this week when a judge denied prosecutors' attempt to revoke his bond and have him thrown in jail after they claimed he cannot stop breaking the law.

Earlier this month, a grand jury in Georiga indicted the rapper on eight felony charges including possession and intent to distribute meth, weed and hydrocodone, along with possession of amphetamine, alprazolam, codeine and possession of a firearm.

Recently, prosecutors filed a motion to revoke Thug’s bond and throw him in jail until the Georgia case was brought to trial, pointing to his recent arrest in Los Angeles for felony gun possession.

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They explained, "On August 16, 2018, the defendant was arrested in Los Angeles, California. According to the Los Angeles Police Department incident report (report number 180618554), police officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop subsequent to a traffic infraction on a Mercedes Sprinter van occupied by 10-15 people. The driver of a rented Rolls Royce automobile traveling directly behind the aforementioned van intentionally struck the patrol vehicle effectuating the stop in an attempt to disrupt said stop. The driver of the Rolls Royce that struck the patrol vehicle was the Defendant, Jeffery Lamar Williams. The Defendant then fled on foot into a nearby Dave & Buster’s restaurant in an attempt to evade arrest."

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They claim officers searched the Rolls Royce and located a loaded Glock 22 .40 caliber handgun, which was determined to be stolen out of College Park, GA, a bag of marijuana, and two bottles of suspected codeine. Prosecutors pointed out he was the sole occupant of the car at the time and eventually was detained and arrested.

Prosecutors pleaded for the judge to revoke his bond and remand Young Thug into custody until trial.

On September 18, a hearing was held in Georgia where the judge denied prosecutors motion and ordered that Thug’s bond will NOT be revoked and he will not be taken into custody.

Young Thug's lawyer entered a not guilty plea on Wednesday and the rapper is due to be arraigned in November.

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