Assault charge dropped against Atlanta rapper T.I.
In this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, T.I. attends the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018 10:05AM EST
MCDONOUGH, Ga. - Prosecutors have dropped a simple assault charge against rapper T.I. but are moving ahead with charges of public drunkenness and disorderly conduct stemming from his May arrest outside his Atlanta-area home.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports T.I. faces the misdemeanour charges in Henry County court.
Henry County Deputy Police Chief Mike Ireland said at the time that T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, had lost his key and the guard wouldn't let him in the neighbourhood. According to the police report, T.I. was eventually allowed inside but walked back to the guard, demanding his name. Police were called and T.I. was arrested but later released on bond.
T.I.'s attorney Steve Sadow has said the accusations were "baseless, ill-founded and unjustified."
A jury trial is set for Feb. 4.