A Georgia teenager has been charged with 23 counts of terrorist threats after he allegedly threatened to kill the Fulton County Sheriff over the arrest of rapper Young Thug, as well as multiple arrests of members of the YSL organization.
Quartavius Mender, 18, was arrested on May 26 after he allegedly made death threats on Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat’s Instagram posts, according to FOX 5.
The threats came after Atlanta rapper Young Thug, Gunna, and 26 associates were arrested and charged with racketeering.
Officials said Mender wrote that he would kill Labat, his wife, and Atlanta Public Schools Police Chief Ronald Applin if either defendant was not released from custody.
“We take such brazen threats seriously,” Sheriff Labat said. “Cyberbullying on social media and hiding behind a keyboard does not protect anyone from criminal prosecution. Our investigators are diligent in finding anyone who seeks harm, and I am grateful to them for keeping me, my wife and all Fulton County citizens safe.”
The charges against Mender are felonies.
Young Thug is accused of conspiring to violate Georgia’s RICO law and participating in a criminal street gang.
He was denied bail because the Fulton County, Ural Glanville Judge said he had concerns the rapper could pose a danger to the community.
The rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, has been charged by prosecutors with belonging to a violent street gang called Young Slime Life.
Prosecutors say the gang committed crimes including murders, shootings and car thefts.