Several hours after Rick Ross‘ early Wednesday (June 24) morning arrest at his Fayette County, GA, home, the rapper has been denied bail bond. Ross is charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery stemming from a June 7, 2015 incident. Police tell Billboard he cooperated with authorities and is currently being held in Fayette County jail.
Rick Ross Arrested on Kidnapping, Assault Charges
As for the incident in question, a warrant for Ross’ arrest — provided to Billboard by Fayette County police — was issued after Ross allegedly assaulted Jonathan Zamudio with a handgun and forced him to remain in the guest house of Ross’ mansion against his will. “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.”
The aforementioned second assault with the handgun occurred during the alleged kidnapping, where Ross is 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.”
Nadrian L. James, an associate of Ross, is also being held without bail on charges of aggravated battery and kidnapping.
Two weeks ago, three days after the alleged assault, Ross was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge in Georgia and quickly released. Officers said he was “very cooperative” at the time.