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Police Issue Warrant For YouTuber Boogie2988's Arrest

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Police Issue Warrant For YouTuber Boogie2988's Arrest

An arrest warrant has been issued for YouTuber Boogie2988 for 'Aggravated Assault', with the bond set at $5000 (£3500).

The news was confirmed after the real name of the vlogger - Steven Jay Williams - was listed on the Washington County warrant webpage.

The content creator announced on Twitter this week (11 May) that he is planning cooperating with authorities, writing: "So news circulating around me: can't really comment for obvious reason.

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"Thank you and anyone for support in this situation tho. I am gonna do the right thing and do it by the book. Glad to cooperate with authorities. Heading home today to do so."

Daniel 'Keemstar' Keem, the YouTuber behind DramaAlert, backed Williams' announcement on Twitter: "I just got off the phone with Boogie he already arranged with his attorney to turn himself in on Wednesday.

"This is a result of him firing the gun in the air when [Frank Hassle] came to his house."

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While it's not confirmed whether the incident Keem refers to is the reason for Boogie's arrest warrant, it is suspected that this is the case.

Keemstar suggested the warrant is linked to an encounter last year whereby Williams admitted to firing 'a warning shot' after rival YouTuber Frank Hassle turned up at his home in Northwest Arkansas in September 2020.

Both YouTubers were filming and handed over their footage to the police, who confirmed they were investigating exactly what happened last year.

The arrest warrant is believed to be related to an incident last year. Credit: Twitter/@KEEMSTAR
The arrest warrant is believed to be related to an incident last year. Credit: Twitter/@KEEMSTAR
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In a video posted to YouTube, Williams said: "Several months ago this guy [Hassle] decided it was his decision to start stalking me and harassing me."

He added that they were 'threatening me mentally, physically, threatening to come to my home, threatening to harm me when he did'.

He continued: "On Saturday this gentleman decided to drive over a few states, to show up in Northwest Arkansas and start taking photos in the area to prove that he was here.

"I made it abundantly clear to him and anyone else that would listen that he was not welcome in my home, that, because of his previous threats, that I would pull a gun on him.

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"Today he decided to show up and so I did exactly that. I pulled a gun on him. I told him to leave my property. I told him that I felt threatened.

Williams shared footage of Hassle outside of his house in a YouTube video. Credit: YouTube/boogie2988
Williams shared footage of Hassle outside of his house in a YouTube video. Credit: YouTube/boogie2988

"I fired a warning shot so that he would leave. After firing the warning shot he did."

A security camera outside of Williams' front door captures Hassle knocking on the door and shouting through to Williams inside the house: 'Come on you f***ing p***y, what's the deal?', 'Where's the gun at you fat f****t?', 'You're a fat p***y, you won't even open the door'.

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Hassle, who was wearing a GoPro camera on his head, shared clips of the incident on Twitter and pictures of himself in Williams' town.

Williams said in his video he has reported the incident to the police, explaining: "It's up to [them] to decide what happens next.

"I don't know if I'm going to get in trouble for firing the warning shot, I don't know if Frank is going to get in trouble. I don't know how this is going to play out."

Words: Daisy Phillipson

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/boogie2988

Topics: US News, crime, YouTube

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