R&B singer Jacquees was arrested for allegedly biting a woman at a bar near the Mall of Georgia.
The 29-year-old singer and songwriter, whose full name is Rodriguez Jacquees Broadnax, is charged with simple battery and willful obstruction of law enforcement officers, according to Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office jail records.
Broadnax, who lives in Braselton, Georgia, about 43 miles northeast of Atlanta, was booked into the county jail just before 1:30 a.m. Friday.
Jacquees’ arrest came the same day he released a song about domestic violence.
He posted about the track, ‘Woman’s Worth,” on his Instagram page. “Nearly 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse by an intimate partner during their lifetime. It’s not always easy for the victim to leave their abuser for a number of reasons – they love them, they fear them, they have kids with them, a belief they can change them or they simply feel they have no where else to go. If you suspect or know of anyone who is a victim of domestic abuse, please try and help. – I love y’all JACQUEES,” he wrote.
Fighting with security
Police were called to the Local Tap near the mall late Thursday night where, according to outlets WSBTV and WFTV, witnesses told officers the singer appeared intoxicated, was being “loud and boisterous,” was arguing with security and had choked a female employee and bit her in the hand. The woman reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Officers found Broadnax in a nearby parking lot where the outlets reported, “he refused to cooperate and tried to run,” but an officer fired a stun gun at him.
Jail records show he was arrested and released on a $3,700 bond mid-Friday morning.