UPDATE: 5:45 PM EST
Def Jam has released an official statement regarding Jeezy’s arrest:
Jay Jenkins, better known as rapper Young Jeezy, was recently made aware of charges in Atlanta, Georgia. Contrary to reports, Mr. Jenkins presented himself to address these charges. We have no doubt this matter will resolve itself appropriately. At this moment, Mr. Jenkins is thankful for the support of his fans and the respect for his family’s privacy.
Rapper Young Jeezy was arrested in Atlanta for making terroristic threats against his own son. He has been charged with battery and false imprisonment.
According to the charging documents — obtained by TMZ — Jeezy got into a fight with his son in a bathroom and he threw his son into the glass shower door, causing the son to hit his head. Then Jeezy allegedly punched him in the face, dragged him into the bedroom, threw him on the bed and pummeled him.
The docs go one — claiming Jeezy chocked his son and said, “I will kill you.” According to police docs, Jeezy’s son claims his dad said, “I will put a bullet in your head right now,” adding, “If I could get away with it, I would kill you.” The incident allegedly occurred in Sept., 2012.
Jeezy apparently turned himself in to authorities on Friday after a grand jury warrant for each charge was issued.
He was released on a $45,000 bond.
Jeezy’s attorney tells TMZ, “We have no doubt this matter will resolve itself appropriately. At this moment, Mr. Jenkins is thankful for the support of his fans and the respect for his family’s privacy.”
We’ll keep you updated on the latest.
SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: Police Department