18-Year-Old Georgia Teen Facing Almost 24 Felony Charges For Threatening To Kill Fulton County Sheriff Over YSL Rico Arrests
Quartavius Mender, 18, was taken into custody on Thursday (May 26) for allegedly making death threats in Instagram comments about Gwinnett County Sheriff, Sheriff Pat Labat, his wife Jackie Labat, the Fulton Clerk and others after the indictment on racketeering charges of rapper Young Thug, Gunna, and 26 others.
Sheriff Labat said in a statement:
“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.”
Quartavius Mender has been charged with 23 counts of terrorist threats. Denied bond, Quartavius Mender will remain at the Fulton County Jail.
Atlanta rapper Young Thug, 30, was arrested on Monday (May 9) on gang related charges in Georgia. He is also being accused of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO). Young Thug, born Jeffrey Williams, was also hit with additional charges after Atlanta police raided his home in Buckhead, Georgia. Thug is the highest profile figure in this indictment. Prosecutors described the rapper in a hearing:
“The top dog, he’s the most dangerous man here… he is the one they’re all afraid of, he’s the one that’s King Slime.”
Gunna, also indicted, was denied bond in May. Thursday (June 2) a judge denied bond for Thug after being concerned about threats he has made in the past.
In 2015, Thug reportedly said :
“Anybody goes into courtroom and tells the god’s honest truth, they’ll be f—ing killed.”
Judge Glanville stated:
“The two things that the court has significant concerns about are him being a danger to the community and flight.”