Rick Ross released from jail after paying £1.2 million bond

Rapper has also offered former home of boxer Evander Holyfield if he intimidates witnesses

Rick Ross has been reportedly released from jail after paying a $2 million (£1.2 million) bond.

The hip-hop star, real name William Roberts, was arrested last week on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery in Georgia. It was his second arrest in less than a month.

Now, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the rapper offered $1 million (£640,000) in equity from a mansion he owns – the former home of boxer Evander Holyfield – plus $500,000 (£320,000) in cash and a $500,000 (£320,000) surety bond from a bond bailsman.


Ross’ lawyer also promised to turn over the Holyfield property to the county if the rapper intimidates witnesses in the build up to his trial. A hearing takes place on August 13.

The warrant for Ross’ arrest revealed details about the incident: “Subject did assault the victim, Jonathan Zamudio, (twice), with a handgun, specifically a Glock 17, 9mm, black in color, and in doing so caused two chipped teeth, jaw injury, neck injury, and multiple scratches and contusions. The victim lost the use of his jaw and is restricted to soft foods and liquid diet only as result of not being able to chew food.”

Ross is also accused of using “a handgun and physical touching to force, against his will, Jonathan Zamudio into the residence (guest house)… where he was taken down a hallway, into a bedroom, and forced to remain.”


Ross’ bodyguard Nadrian L. James has also been taken into custody and charged with the same offences. He has not been able to secure a bond for release.

Earlier this month, Ross was pulled over by the police while driving, later being charged with one traffic violation and one count of marijuana possession.


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