The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office charged Quartavius Mender, 18, with making death threats against Fulton County Sheriff Patrick “Pat” Labat and his wife, Jacki Labat.
Mender is charged with 23 felony counts for making terroristic threats, Channel 2 Action News reports.
The teen is accused of threatening to kill the Labats if a certain high-ranking member of the Young Slim Life (YSL) record label and street gang wasn’t released from the Fulton County Jail.
The death threats were made in social media posts, according to sources.
“We take these kinds of brazen threats seriously,” Sheriff Pat Labat told reporters. “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.”
Rappers Young Thug and Gunna are among 28 people charged with violating Georgia’s RICO laws in a sweeping 88-page indictment last month.
Gunna, who turned himself in on May 11, is housed at the Fulton County Jail, while Young Thug was transferred to the notorious Cobb County Detention Center near Atlanta on May 13.
According to Channel 2 Action News, one of the names listed in the indictment is Tenquarius Mender, who is housed at the Fulton County Jail. Channel 2 is working to confirm if Quartavius Mender and Tenquarius Mender are related.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has accused YSL gang members of committing over 50 murders and gun violence across Atlanta since 2012.
Young Thug, born Jeffery Williams, was again denied bond during an hours-long hearing before a Superior Court judge in Atlanta on Thursday, June 2.
The rapper watched the hearing remotely from a small room at the Cobb County Detention Center for nearly 10 hours.
The judge denied bond even though Young Thug’s attorneys promised to hire a team of off-duty law enforcement officers to guard him 24 hours a day during home confinement.
Attorney Brian Steel said his client offered to be on house arrest at any one of his four Atlanta-area homes before trial, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.