Rick Ross Arrested on Kidnapping, Assault Charges


UPDATE: U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force confirmed to Billboard that Rick Ross was arrested at his Fayette County, GA, residence around 6:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday, June 24. They could not provide details on the charges at press time. The Fugitive Task Force serves other law enforcement agencies in support of fugitive investigations.

Rapper Rick Ross is facing kidnapping and assault charges after a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force and deputies arrested him at his mansion outside Atlanta.

Jim Joyner, a supervisor with the Marshals’ Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, tells The Associated Press that Ross and a man described as his bodyguard were taken into custody Wednesday morning in Fayette County.

Joyner said Ross – whose real name is William Roberts – was being held in the Fayette County jail on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. The bodyguard, whose name wasn’t released, faces the same charges.

Joyner said details of the charges would have to come from Fayette County authorities, who weren’t immediately available early Wednesday. It wasn’t known early Wednesday whether Ross has an attorney in the case.

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