Reports have emerged that T.I. was arrested for disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and simple assault after he tried to gain entry to his own home.
E! News spoke to the Deputy Chief Mike Ireland, of the Henry County Police Department in Georgia, and he confirmed the arrest. They report that Henry County Sheriff’s Office detained around 6:00 a.m. and released on him at 7:51 a.m. after he paid bail of $2,250.
According to Channel 2 Action News the arrest occurred after T.I. tried to get back into the gated community where he lives but didn’t have his keys. The community’s guard refused to let him in despite calling his wife who confirmed he should be permitted entry.
The Henry County Police Department were called to the scene when T.I. and a friend were trying to convince the guard to let them into the complex.
Steve Sadow, the rapper’s attorney tweeted a statement on behalf of T.I. in which he refers to him a ‘Tip’.
“Tip was wrongfully arrested early this morning when he attempted to gain entrance into his gated community—where his wife ‘Tiny’ and his family reside,” he stated. “The guard was sound asleep when Tip arrived at the guardhouse. 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. Words were exchanged and apparently the guard and/or a supervisor called the police. When the police arrived, they were not interested in hearing Tip’s side of the story and wrongfully chose to end the situation by arresting Tip.”
Statement on behalf of Clifford Harris, Jr. – TI (“Tip”):
“Tip was wrongfully arrested early this morning when he attempted to gain entrance into his gated community – where his wife “Tiny” and his family reside…. https://t.co/LOQGghs3Ce
— Steve Sadow (@stevesadow) May 16, 2018