T.I. Arrested for Assault, Public Drunkenness
T.I. was arrested in the early morning hours on Wednesday (May 16), after a dispute with a security guard.
TMZ reports that T.I. was trying to get to wife, Tiny's house on around 4 am but didn't have his key. That's when T.I. and his friend allegedly got into an argument with a security guard in the gated community who wouldn't let him in.
Eventually, Tip was let in, but then allegedly returned to the security shack and got into another argument with the guard. The police were then called, and they arrested T.I. Henry County Police charged T.I. with simple assault, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness.
T.I.'s attorney, Steve Sadow told TMZ that the security guard who T.I. had the altercation with was asleep when he arrived.
"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."
Although he was arrested for assault, TMZ reports that T.I. didn't make physical contact with the security guard. Under Georgia law, if a person fears being hit during a dispute, a person can be charged with assault. The guard told authorities he feared that the argument would get physical.
He was later released without bail.
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