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Grammy-nominated musician arrested in Alpharetta


Young Jeezy charged with obstruction after panic alarm



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Jenkins, aka "Young Jeezy" (click for larger version)
January 22, 2014
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Atlanta-based rapper "Young Jeezy" was arrested Jan. 21 in Alpharetta for allegedly obstructing police after a panic alarm went off in a residence.

Police were called out to an Adagio Drive townhome about 1:42 p.m. after a panic alarm went off. There were no signs of damage or distress about the outside of the home, the responding officers wrote in their report. As they looked around the property, a man came to the back door, later identified as Young Jeezy, aka Jay Wayne Jenkins, 36, of East Point.

Jenkins claimed the home belonged to his girlfriend and she had accidentally set off the alarm as she left the home. When officers asked if they could search the home to verify there was no one in danger, Jenkins refused. He also refused to identify himself.

Jenkins was arrested for obstruction.

"He refused to cooperate with the officers by providing his identity, which is required by law," said George Gordon, spokesman for Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. "The officers were facing an unknown situation involving a panic alarm. The officers did not know if someone was inside injured, deceased or if a burglary had taken place or even if the scene was safe.

"This incident could have been avoided if the male had provided the information needed on scene to our police officers," Gordon added."These officers faced many unknown variables coupled with the fact the male observed on scene would not identify himself. Officers needed the information to ensure their safety and to properly identify the male on scene. This was a panic alarm call and officers needed to determine if a Crime had taken place. For reasons unknown to us, the male would not cooperate, became verbally abusive and escalated the situation which resulted in his lawful arrest."

A search of the home turned up nothing amiss.

Jenkins is a four-time Grammy-nominated musician. His first single, "Soul Survivor," which featured singer Akon, became a top-ten hit. He has had several run-ins with law enforcement in the last 10 years. After Hurricane Katrina, he opened his house to homeless victims.

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    Hmmm
    January 23, 2014 | 11:46 AM

    Arrested for what? You DO NOT have to let the cops search you or your home. Especially if the actual person who lives there was not home to give her permission. It is not illegal to curse at a police officer as long as no threats are made and you DO NOT have to give the police any information. This sounds like cops on a power trip to me.

    Anonymous
    Alpharetta
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    Another " school house lawyer"
    January 23, 2014 | 08:24 PM

    Actually you do have to provide your information and let the cops in when they respond to this type of call . Especially when you are not the owner or resident as he was. IE. COPS RESPOND TO BURGLARY ARLARM. PERSON ANSWERS DOOR. COP ASKS WHO YOU ARE. YOU SAY @$

    Mike
    Roswell
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    Ha ha Jeezy
    January 24, 2014 | 09:24 AM

    I support the Alpharetta police on this....when an alarm is going off, you are required to identify yourself....welcome to Alpharetta, Jeezy!

    Elliot Garcia
    Milton
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    Stupid
    January 27, 2014 | 09:02 AM

    "Welcome to Alpharetta"?? Lol. He's lived in Alpharetta for years. Plus, he wasn't inside the house. They had to have permission from the person who lived there to search and she was not home. Mute point. He CLEARLY wasn't doing anything wrong since "A search of the home turned up nothing amiss". This is just another racial profiling incident

    A
    Alpharetta
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    Stupid
    January 27, 2014 | 09:02 AM

    "Welcome to Alpharetta"?? Lol. He's lived in Alpharetta for years. Plus, he wasn't inside the house. They had to have permission from the person who lived there to search and she was not home. Mute point. He CLEARLY wasn't doing anything wrong since "A search of the home turned up nothing amiss". This is just another racial profiling incident

    A
    Alpharetta
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    Racial profiling there A???
    January 27, 2014 | 08:46 PM

    What the hell is wrong with you race baiters who think EVERYTHING is about race!!!! Since you aren't bright enough to understand that if you are on SOMEONE ELSE'S PROPERTY when an alarm goes off and YOU REFUSE TO IDENTIFY YOURSELF, YOU CAN GET ARRESTED.

    Fools like you and this dude are EXACTLY the type to get arrested for EXACTLY that reason!!! Read up on the law, morons.

    JK
    Alpharetta
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    Stupid or just plain ignorant?
    January 29, 2014 | 03:16 AM

    Not sure how it works in the hood, but when alarm goes off, and an officer asks for your ID, you don't cuss them out instead...

    Elliot Garcia
    Milton
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    jezzy
    January 29, 2014 | 06:46 AM

    Jezzy....don't bring your black south Atlanta attitude to Alpharetta....come with respect for police and answer a simple request....you a racist by not following community norms......


    Carl
    Alpharetta
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