Rapper and Maybach Music Group founder Rick Ross faces serious criminal charges following his arrest on Wednesday in Fayetteville, Georgia. Ross was hit with kidnapping, aggravated battery and aggravated assault charges as a result of an incident that took place earlier this month, police told the New York Times.
The charges stem from an incident that took place on June 7 at Ross’ home in Fayetteville, which was once owned by the boxing legend Evander Holyfield. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Ross was having work done on his home when he allegedly had a confrontation with one of the workers. Police allege that the worker was pistol-whipped in the altercation.
Ross’ bodyguard, identified as Nadrian Lateef James, was also arrested as a suspect in the assault.
Update: Both Ross and James were denied bond at their hearing on Wednesday morning, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. According to arrest warrants issued by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Ross allegedly struck the male victim with a Glock 9mm in the body and head, chipping the man's teeth and causing neck and jaw injuries. “The victim lost use of his jaw and is restricted to soft foods and liquid diet only as a result of not being able to chew food,” the arrest warrant says. Ross and James allegedly detained the man in a guesthouse bedroom where he was "questioned under duress and forced to answer questions at gunpoint," resulting in the kidnapping charges. Ross and James will remain in police custody until their hearing before a superior court judge on July 1.
The arrest marks Ross’ second run-in with the law this month. On June 10, Ross was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana charge after police discovered five joints in his Bentley during a traffic stop. In the past, Ross has also faced marijuana charges in Miami, North Carolina and Louisiana.
Ross' bond denial will force the rapper to miss his previously scheduled appearance at a BET Awards afterparty event this Sunday in Los Angeles. Listen to his 2006 hit “Hustlin’” in the video embedded above.