AceShowbiz - Rick Ross was thrown in slammer for the second time this month. After getting busted for marijuana possession and traffic violation on June 10, he was arrested once again on Wednesday, June 24, this time along with his bodyguard Nadrian James.
According to police reports, the rapper and his bodyguard were wanted for kidnapping and assaulting a man named Jonathan Zamudio. The two allegedly forced the victim into a guesthouse at the rapper's mansion in Fayette County and beat him with a handgun.
The incident reportedly happened on June 7 when the hip-hop star whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II was having work done at his mansion, once owned by boxer Evander Holyfield. He got into an altercation with one of the workers and roughed him up.
"The victim was then questioned under duress and forced to answer questions at gunpoint," the arrest warrants stated. The victim suffered two chipped teeth as well as serious jaw and neck 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," it's revealed.
Rozay and his bodyguard were arrested by a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force and sheriff's deputies at the mansion. They initially refused to open the gate for the officers but eventually got taken without struggle after one officer got past the gate.
The rapper was charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery. His bodyguard James was charged with kidnapping and aggravated battery. They were reportedly jailed without bail and will remain behind bars until they go before a superior court judge on July 1.
Rick Ross has no immediate comment regarding the matter but his lawyer says there are always two sides to a coin. "You know sometimes when you're in the spotlight and a celebrity, unfortunately you become a target," the lawyer says.