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Soulja Boy Arrested (Pictures) in Georgia After Running from Police

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Photo: Rapper Soulja Boy, center, at BET Awards on Tuesday June 24, 2008 in Los Angeles.

McDONOUGH, Ga. (CBS/AP) - Rapper Soulja Boy was arrested and charged with obstruction after telling Georgia police officers that people gathered at an abandoned Georgia house were shooting a music video.

Henry County Police Capt. Jason Bolton said Friday that when officers arrived Wednesday night to investigate complaints, almost half of the 40 people assembled fled by foot.

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Photo: Soula Boy's Oct. 7, 2009 mug shot provided by the Henry County Sheriff's Office.

Later, a man identified as DeAndre Cortez Way, Soulja Boy's real name, returned and said the group was shooting a video.

The 19-year-old was charged with obstruction and bonded out of the Henry County jail on Thursday. A telephone call to his publicist was not immediately returned.

The rapper started an Internet dance craze several years ago with the hit "Crank That (Soulja Boy)." More recent hits include "Kiss Me Thru the Phone."

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