Young Jeezy has been arrested for threatening his son. Jeezy, whose government name is Jay Jenkins, turned himself in to police on Friday, Jan. 3 for charges including terroristic threats, false imprisonment, and battery. The charges stem from a September 2012 incident in which Jeezy and his 17-year-old son Jadarius Jenkins got into an argument in a bathroom.
The incident report states that Jeezy pushed the teen into a glass shower door causing him to hit his head. The fight continued as Jeezy punched him in the face and dragged him to the bedroom where he continued his assault.
In police statement, Jadarius said that his father threatened him. “I will put a bullet in your head right now,” said Jeezy allegedly while he choked the teen. “If I could get away with it, I would kill you,” the rapper continued.
Sources told TMZ that the Atlanta rapper confirms the two had a typical argument that is being blown out of proportion by the child’s mother for monetary gain.
Jeezy was released according to Fulton County records on $45,000 bond. He is due in court Jan. 29 for a plea and arraignment hearing.
“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,” Jeezy’s attorney said in a statement.
Young Jeezy was arrested previously for a Miami Beach shootout incident and in 2008 for a DUI. He was also under investigation in regards to a major cocaine-dealing ring.