Rick Ross Facing Assault, Battery, & Kidnapping Charges After Arrest

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Rapper Rick Ross (a/k/a William Roberts) was apprehended outside of what is reported to be his Atlanta, Georgia home by a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force earlier today (June 24), along with his bodyguard. According to Jim Joyner, a task force supervisor, more details on the arrest would come directly from authorities in Fayette County (just South of Atlanta), where Roberts is currently being held.


The arrest is related to a June 7 incident, the details of which can be found in a press release on the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. According to the document, an assault took place at a residence in Fayetteville, Georgia and the ensuing investigation found that Roberts and Nadrian James are allegedly responsible.

This latest arrest adds to the Hood Billionaire rapper’s ever-growing criminal record, which stretches back to 2008, when he was arrested on gun and marijuana charges. It also isn’t his first time being charged with assault or battery; 2008 also saw his being sued for the crimes by DJ Vlad. In perhaps his most publicized legal controversy, Roberts was sued by “Freeway” Ricky Ross in 2011 for copyright infringement, in which he was accused of using Freeway’s moniker without proper permission. Roberts faced another marijuana charge in 2011 and according to some reports, he was arrested as recently as June 10 for a misdemeanor possession charge.

This report comes just days after one of Ross’ closest associates and onetime co-manager, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs was arrested in Los Angeles, California for an assault on a UCLA Bruins football coach. He has been charged with five crimes in the matter.

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