Shayaa Joseph also known as, 21 Savage was booked into Liberty County jail around 9 a.m. this morning. He was booked on theft by deception and granted a recognizance bond shortly after.
According to Lt. Chris Reed, a citizen had booked Savage for a concert in 2016 at Bo'maz and paid him $17,000 to perform. When Savage failed to perform, the citizen who booked him went to the magistrate court and was granted a warrant for theft by deception.
“During the time Mr. Joseph was arrested by ICE, the citizen wanted to make sure the warrant was still active and Mr. Joseph was picked up.” Reed said. “During that time he learned he had the warrant here in Liberty County, his attorneys contacted the sheriff’s office and made arrangements for him to surrender himself after he was released from ICE.”
Reed said Savage turned himself in this morning with his attorneys after flying into Mid-Coast Regional Airport in Hinesville. He said Savage’s attorneys started arranging for him to turn in himself on Tuesday.
“He is trying to clean up his past as much as he can and rapper Jay-Z has been trying to help him,” Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said. “The warrant is from some years ago and he went through the process and addressed the issue.”
A video interview with law enforcement will be posted to the Courier website later today.