YouTuber Steven ‘Boogie2988’ Williams has said he will “do the right thing” and cooperate with authorities, over an arrest warrant in his name for aggravated assault.
UPDATE: May 12 at 12:02 PM EST
Popular YouTube star Steven ‘Boogie2988’ Williams has been booked into the Washington County jail following charges for aggravated assault when he fired a ‘warning shot’ during a confrontation with fellow YouTuber Frank Hassle back in 2020.
Williams is currently being held on a $5,000 bond while his court date is officially set to May 28.
— boogietruth (@boogietruth) May 12, 2021
Williams and Hassle had feuded for some months, with the former alleging that he had been harassed by fans. During an interview with DramaAlert host KEEMSTAR, Hassle threatened to turn up to Williams’ home.
Hassle did indeed go to Boogie2988’s residence, who greeted him at the door with a firearm, and allegedly fired a round into the air. Images of the confrontation were posted to social media.
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) September 28, 2020
On May 11, it was discovered that a warrant was out for Williams’ arrest on charges of aggravated assault, with a $5,000 bond.
YouTuber @Boogie2988 currently has a warrant out for his arrest in Washington County, AR for "Aggravated Assault." The Bond is set at $5,000. No telling at this point what the circumstances of this charge entail. We'll cover it tomorrow on Tequila Sunrise. https://t.co/eRmEIlzuzG pic.twitter.com/WlS0rHMQ7R
— I'm a 𝑮𝑨𝑻𝑶𝑹, So What? (@TheGatorGamer) May 11, 2021
Keemstar confirmed via a phone call with Boogie2988 that the charge was indeed related to the confrontation with Frank Hassle, and that he would be turning himself in on Wednesday, May 12.
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Williams himself confirmed this, but said he could not comment further “for obvious reasons.”
So news circulating around me: can’t really comment for obvious reason. 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.
— boogie2988 😭🤡 (@Boogie2988) May 11, 2021
Frank Hassle, the YouTuber who went to Williams home in September over their internet feud, posted an image of the arrest warrant with the caption “I hope he gets the help he needs.”
Boogie2988 is still an active YouTuber with over 4 million subscribers, with much of his content gaming-related, as well as personal life updates.