Rapper Rick Ross is accused of forcing a man into a guesthouse at his suburban-Atlanta mansion and beating him in the head with a handgun, chipping his teeth and mangling his jaw so badly that he’s unable to chew food, authorities say in court records.
Ross was taken into custody Wednesday by a US Marshals Service fugitive task force and sheriff’s deputies at the mansion in Fayette County, south of Atlanta.
Ross, 39 — whose real name is William Roberts — was jailed without bail on kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery charges, said Jim Joyner, a supervisor with the Marshals Service task force.
Ross’ bodyguard, 42-year-old Nadrian James, faces kidnapping and aggravated battery charges stemming from the same incident, arrest warrants state.
The June 7 attack left the man with injuries that included two chipped teeth and a neck injury, authorities said.
Ross also faces an aggravated assault charge involving a Glock handgun. He’s accused of using the gun to strike the man in the head and body, and also pointing the weapon at him.
“The victim was then questioned under duress and forced to answer questions at gunpoint,” one of the arrest warrants states.
He is scheduled to appear on Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, St James, on July 17.