Rick Ross Pistol-Whipped and Kidnapped a Construction Worker, Police Say
photo by Alex Markow
Authorities have arrested rapper Rick Ross after he allegedly pistol-whipped and kept an man from leaving his home. According to various reports, Ross and his bodyguard are facing kidnapping, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery charges after a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force arrested him after the two were apprehended outside Atlanta on Wednesday morning.
TMZ says the incident went down two weeks ago after Ross — whose real name is William Roberts — had a confrontation with a man who was doing work on one of the rapper's homes.
The confrontation eventually allegedly lead to Ross hitting the man with a handgun and then not letting him leave the house.
Marshals were contacted by the Fayette County Sheriff's Department days ago to arrest Ross. Since the rapper is often on the road, marshals monitored his movement and eventually decided to go to Ross' Georgia home on Wednesday morning to place him under arrest.
Ross and his bodyguard — whose name has not been released — were arrested without incident.
A message left by New Times for Ross' attorney Xavier Donaldson has not been returned.
Rick Ross is facing kidnapping, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery charges.
mugshot via Fayette County Sheriff's Office
This makes the second time in a month Ross has been arrested. On June 6, Ross was busted for pot possession in Fayette County.
Just recently, Ross was embroiled in a suit in which fellow rapper 50 Cent accused him of posting a woman's sex tape online. The woman had sued 50 Cent over release of the video.
In 2013, Ross was shot at while leaving a restaurant on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.
Fans, meanwhile, have taken to Twitter to react over Ross' latest run-in with the law:
Rick Ross did what?— ThatChickYouDontLike (@Mme_Incompris) June 24, 2015
I think Rick Ross taught he was the real Freeway Rick Ross....you must have forgot you "is" a actor dawg!— Kiara Lopez (@kiara00lopez) June 24, 2015
Rick Ross kidnapping ppl? Ok.— Whit D (@Princezz_Trish) June 24, 2015
First it was Diddy and Now its Rick Ross— Sammie Chabbie (@ThatGirlSiweh) June 24, 2015
Rick Ross goes to jail....again. AGAIN? Again.— 6'5 (@six5media) June 24, 2015
"I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain't even know it" can and will be used against you in a court of law, Rapper Rick Ross.— Ron. (@RonnieSnark) June 24, 2015
After those two trash albums in 2014, the criminal justice system can have Rick Ross.— PJ (@pjhoody) June 24, 2015
Ever since Rick Ross lost weight he feel like he can do wateva now lmao— OG (@Trap_Kellz) June 24, 2015
The raid on Rick Ross' compound was a shot-for-shot remake of the first scene of Sabotage.— BurritoBrosShits (@BurritoBrosShit) June 24, 2015
Rick Ross always getting arrested lol— Javy (@6969javy) June 24, 2015
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