FAYETTE COUNTY, GEORGIA (NEWSWATCH33) – Rick Ross, born William Leonard Roberts, was arrested today for the second time this month in Fayette County, Georgia, however this arrest is far more different and much more complicated than marijuana possession. According to reports, Rick Ross was taken in by a special fugitive U.S. Marshall Service task force. Ross has been charged with assault, aggravated battery, and kidnapping.
The arrest originated from an incident that occurred on June 7 at Ross’ residence on Highway 279 in Fayetteville, south of Atlanta, a home that Ross made known was once owned by retired boxing legend Evander Holyfield.
Details of Ross’ arrest have not been release however Ross allegedly pistol-whipped a construction worker who was working on his home a few weeks back. It’s also unclear why Ross and the worker got into an altercation, however Ross reportedly forced the worker into his home at gunpoint and then struck the worker twice in the face with a pistol.The worker suffered injuries to his jaw and neck, and also had two chipped teeth from the incident.
Both Ross and his bodyguard, who has been identified as Nadrian Lateef James, 42 were arrested at the residence early this morning and according to Billboard, both have been denied bail.
Ross was arrested in Georgia earlier this month in Georgia for marijuana possession which later resulted in a misdemeanor.
We will continue to update with details of the situation as they are released.