Former President Donald Trump turned himself in and was arrested by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office on suspicion of the crimes detailed in the indictment brought forth by District Attorney Fani Willis.
Trump said he would turn himself in at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday morning. evening on Thursday local time.
Trump posted on Truth Social:
“231,000,000 Views, and still counting. The Biggest Video on Social Media, EVER, more than double the Super Bowl! But please excuse me, I have to start getting ready to head down to Atlanta, Georgia, where Murder and other Violent Crimes have reached levels never seen before, to get ARRESTED by a Radical Left, Lowlife District Attorney, Fani Willis, for A PERFECT PHONE CALL, and having the audacity to challenge a RIGGED & STOLEN ELECTION. THE EVIDENCE IS IRREFUTABLE! ARREST TIME: 7:30 P.M.”
Shortly before 7:30 p.m., video showed Trump's plane landing in Atlanta so he could turn himself in. Aerial footage captured his motorcade transporting him to the Fulton County jail for processing, and then several minutes later, captured Trump’s motorcade leaving after the former president had been processed.
A Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury returned a 98-page, 41-count indictment last week that indicted Trump and 18 other people.
As Breitbart News reported:
“The indictment does not fundamentally concern actions taken in Georgia, but describes words spoken and actions taken by the Trump campaign in a variety of other states in their efforts to cast doubt on the controversial 2020 presidential election.
The indictment charges several defendants with crimes merely for making statements that argued the 2020 election was stolen. It claims that actions such as holding public hearings in Pennsylvania amounted to acts in furtherance of an illegal conspiracy.
Other “acts” that are referred to as furthering the conspiracy include tweets by then-President Trump encouraging people to watch public hearings in which allegations of voting irregularities were being made by Trump’s lawyers and witnesses.”
Trump and his 18 co-defendants have until Friday to turn themselves in, according to the prosecution. Trump gave himself up after a number of his co-defendants did the same this week.
The Fulton County Sheriff's Office released mugshot images of Jenna Ellis, Rudy Giuliani, and other individuals a day after their arrest. According to CNN, Trump's mugshot was taken on Thursday while he was being processed by police.
The first mugshot in relation to Trump's four active criminal matters was delivered as promised by Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat.
“Unless somebody tells me differently, we are following our normal practices, and so it doesn’t matter your status, we’ll have a mugshot ready for you,” Labat said.
Trump has the highest bond of all of his co-defendants at $200,000, which allows him to be released. Trump's release conditions are more stringent than those of some of his other co-defendants.
Each of the defendants’ bond agreements contains a provision that they “shall perform no act to intimidate any person known to him or her to be a codefendant or witness in this case or to otherwise obstruct the administration of justice.” Trump's terms, though, forbid him from threatening witnesses or other defendants in any way, “direct or indirect.”