Rapper Rick Ross was released from the Fayette County jail Monday, two weeks after being charged with the assault of two service workers at his home.
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office spokesman J. Allen Stevens confirmed that Ross, whose given name is William Leonard Roberts II, was released around 6 p.m. Monday. Ross, 39, was granted bond last week after agreeing to forfeit ownership of his multi-million dollar Fayetteville home if he violates certain conditions or fails to show up for future court dates.
Ross and his bodyguard, Nadrian James, were arrested June 24 following authorities’ investigation into a June 7 incident at his home, the 235-acre estate once owned by boxer Evander Holyfield. Warrants issued by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office accuse Ross of hitting a male worker “in the head and body” with a Glock 9mm handgun, chipping two teeth and causing jaw and neck injuries as well as “multiple scratches and contusions.”
James is accused of assaulting the man as well.
“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,” arrest warrants state.
The victim was allegedly forced into a guesthouse bedroom and “questioned under duress and forced to answer questions at gunpoint.”
Channel 2 Action News reported the alleged assault occurred after two men working at Ross’ home threw a birthday party at the residence without the rapper’s knowledge.
Ross, a Miami native known best for his 2006 single “Hustlin’,” is charged in the case with aggravated assault, aggravated battery and kidnapping.
The rapper has been a mainstay in metro Atlanta headlines in recent weeks.
Fayette County authorities arrested him on misdemeanor marijuana charges on June 10, and several luxury cars were found riddled with bullets Monday morning outside a northwest Atlanta recording studio where Ross has an office.
The recording facility, Twelve Studios, called that shooting “isolated and random.”
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