Written by: Khalif Thompson
Now, we’ve all expressed our public outcry for the arrests of recent YSL members, Young Thug, Gunna, etc.. but it seems this 18-year-old teen had a different way in mind of how he was going to tell the world of his dismay of the arrests!
Quartavius Mender, 18, was arrested on May 26 and charged with 23 felony counts of terroristic threats for threatening to kill Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat and others over the YSL arrests.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Mender left threats on the target's Instagram profiles with the hashtag #freethug, threatening to murder them if Young Thug was not released.
Under the target’s Instagram pages, Mender wrote, “#freethug or Imma sh00t u and your wife,” he wrote, according to an arrest warrant. “Imma assassinate you.”
Sheriff Patrick Labat, his wife Jackie Labat, and Atlanta Public Schools Police Chief Ronald Applin were among those Mender wanted to assassinate.
Sheriff Labat issued in a public statement his response to the threats of him and his wife, as well as those involved:
“We take these kinds of brazen threats seriously. Social media cyberbullying, and hiding behind a keyboard will not protect someone from criminal prosecution. Our investigators are diligent in seeking individuals who mean to do harm to anybody, and I am grateful to them for ensuring the safety of myself, my wife, and all citizens of Fulton County.”
Young Thug was refused release at his court hearing on Thursday, June 2nd, because the judge in the case feared Thug would be able to tamper with and intimidate witnesses and constitute a flight risk.
This comes just after Gunna was refused bond, with prosecutors saying he holds a "command" role in YSL, has the ability to order hits, and intimidate witnesses.
His next court appearance is scheduled for January 2023.