Assault charge dropped against T.I.; trial on misdemeanor charges set for February

Daniel SheaAn assault charge has been dropped against T.I., but the Atlanta rapper and actor still faces misdemeanor charges of public drunkenness and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident in May, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Tip was arrested May 16 following an altercation with a security guard at his gated community in Atlanta. The Grand Hustle CEO didn’t have his keys, prompting the guard to initially refuse his request to enter, though he was eventually admitted.

T.I. went to his home, then returned to get the name of the guard’s supervisor.  According to prosecutors, T.I. used “vulgar, profane, loud and unbecoming language” when confronting the guard.  T.I.’s attorney, Steve Sadow, calls the charges “baseless, ill-founded and unjustified,” and points out that the security guard was eventually fired.

A jury trial is set to begin February 4.

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