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Rapper Rick Ross arrested for second time this month

Posted at 9:00 AM, Jun 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-24 09:02:10-04

ATLANTA — Rapper Rick Ross is facing kidnapping and assault charges after a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force and deputies arrested him at his mansion outside Atlanta.

Ross and a man described as his bodyguard were taken into custody Wednesday morning in Fayette County, Jim Joyner, a supervisor with the Marshals’ Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, told The Associated Press.

Joyner said Ross — whose real name is Williams Roberts — was being held in the Fayette County jail on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery. The bodyguard, whose name wasn’t released, faces the same charges.

Joyner said details of the charges would have to come from Fayette County authorities, who weren’t immediately available early Wednesday. It wasn’t known early Wednesday whether Ross has an attorney in the case.

Ross’ latest arrest comes nearly two weeks after he was arrested on suspicion of a traffic violation and possession of marijuana.