Rick Ross Arrested For Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault After Alleged Pistol-Whipping
Rick Ross and one of his bodyguards were arrested in Atlanta on Wednesday for kidnapping and assault.
Police say the two men were taken into custody without incident by the U.S. Marshals Service’ Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force at the music mogul’s home in Fayette County. Ross is now in the Fayette County Jail, where he’s facing charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. The unidentified bodyguard is being held on the same charges.
Officials have not said what led to the arrest, but according to TMZ, the alleged incident took place at one of Ross’ homes two weeks ago. The site claims the star had an argument with a man doing work on the residence. The altercation apparently escalated to the point where Ross is now accused of a pistol-whipping (assault and battery) and not letting the man leave his house (kidnapping).
This was actually Ross’ second arrest this month. On June 10, the rapper was driving in his Bentley in Fayette County when he was stopped by cops due to tinted windows. When officers approached, however, they smelled pot, and a search of the vehicle led to the discovery of five marijuana cigarettes.
Ross, who has been in and out of trouble with the law for years, was previously arrested for weed possession in 2013, and then arrested for a probation violation in June of 2014 after he failed to appear in court for the charge, as Gossip Cop reported at the time.
UPDATE: Ross has been denied bail. He will remain in jail for the time being.