Posted: Friday – October 9, 2009
Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy has been arrested in Henry County following an incident at a video shoot.
The arrest happened on Wednesday (October 7) at 9PM, when officers responded to a call that there were upwards of 40 people mingling at an abandoned house in Stockbridge, GA.
“There were approximately 40 people gathered behind the dark house,” Sergeant Rene Swanson detailed in her police report. “Half of the people fled the area as the arriving officer called for back-up.”
Soulja Boy (DeAndre Way) was one of the alleged individuals to flee the scene. In a search of the left behind vehicles, police found a 9MM handgun in the glove compartment of a white Lexus.
Although authorities have not given specifics, police stated the weapon was tied to Soulja Boy.
Upon his return, the rapper gave a statement explaining that his entourage was gathered at the home for a video shoot. Because of the gun, he was still arrested on obstruction charges.
“A white Land Rover at the scene was identified as belonging to Way, who had fled the scene,” Swanson stated. “He returned a short time later, and [was] arrested for obstruction.”
A second man, Latice Wayne Grier, was arrested on second degree forgery charges when a search of his Dodge Charger yielded eight counterfeit $100 bills.
Soulja Boy was released yesterday (October 8) on a $550 bond, and will answer his misdemeanor charge in State Court. Due to the more serious forgery charge, Grier posted a $10,050 bond and will respond to his case in Superior Court.
At press time, Soulja boy could not be reached for comment.