Rapper Rick Ross attends The 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Feb. 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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 south of Atlanta early Wednesday, authorities said.
Ross and a man described as his bodyguard were taken into custody in Fayette County, Jim Joyner, a supervisor with the Marshals’ Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, told The Associated Press.
Ross — whose real name is William Roberts — was being held in the Fayette County Jail on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery, Joyner said. The bodyguard, whose name wasn’t released, faces the same charges.
Officers showed up at the mansion, once owned by boxer Evander Holyfield , but someone inside refused to open the gate leading to the home, authorities said.
“They refused to open the gate, so we opened the gate for them,” Joyner said.
Once officers got past the gate, someone inside opened the front door so they didn’t have to break it down, Joyner said. Ross and the bodyguard were then taken into custody without incident, Joyner said.
“They didn’t put up a struggle or anything,” he said.