Rapper Rick Ross was jailed for the second time in one month after he pistol whipped one of his contracted workers, police said Wednesday.
The rapper was arrested early Wednesday morning in Fayette County, Ga. His bodyguard was also arrest, WSB-TV reported. The U.S. Marshals helped carry out the outstanding arrest warrants, the New York Daily News reported.
Jim Joyner, a supervisor with the Marshals’ Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, told the Associated Press that Ross was being held in the Fayette County jail. 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.
Rick Ross, whose real name is William Roberts, got into an argument with an employee working on his Georgia home Wednesday. The fight escalated, and resulted in Ross and his guard pistol whipping the victim, sources told the TV station.
Both men were booked on kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery charges.
This is the second time Ross has found himself in jail over the span of just one month. Earlier in June, Ross was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana charge. Police pulled over his Bentley for a window tinting violation, and reported smelling a strong pot odor when he rolled down his window.
Aside from Ross’s two arrests within a few weeks span of each other, he also was arrested previously four years ago. In 2011, Ross also was arrested for marijuana possession in Louisiana. He was issued a misdemeanor summons and released.
This is a developing story.