Rick Ross denied bail following kidnap and assault arrest

The rapper is accused of pistol-whipping a man in Georgia

Rapper Rick Ross has been refused bail following his second arrest in less than a month.

The hip-hop star, real name William Roberts, was arrested on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery in Georgia.

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Now, further details have emerged. The local police force tell Billboard that Ross cooperated with authorities and is currently being held in Fayette County jail without bail.

The warrant for Ross’ arrest has been publicly revealed, it reads: “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.

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. A spokesperson for the Georgia Sherriff’s office said that the Ross had been “very cooperative” with the authorities and did not appear to be under the influence when he was arrested.

The Sherriff’s office also confirmed that Ross had not received any special treatment while in custody and had to wait in line for several hours to be processed.


In 2014, Ross was arrested in North Carolina following his performance at SuperJam 2014 at the Greensboro Coliseum. A warrant was released for his arrest after he failed to attend a court date for a previous drug offence dating back to 2011. He was also arrested in Miami in 2008 on gun and drug possession charges.


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