Rapper Rick Ross charged with kidnapping, assault in Georgia

Rapper Rick Ross charged with assault and kidnapping
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  • Rick Ross was arrested Wednesday in Fayette County, Georgia, on kidnapping and assault charges
  • He was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of marijuana possession

(CNN)Rapper Rick Ross was arrested Wednesday in Georgia on charges of kidnapping, aggravated battery and aggravated assault, authorities said.

Ross, 39, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
He was charged in connection with an assault at a Fayette County residence that deputies started investigating June 7, the statement said. Ross is listed as a resident of the county, which is south of Atlanta.
Nadrian Lateef James, 42, from Fayetteville was charged with kidnapping and aggravated battery in the case, the statement added.
Ross' representatives have not responded to a request for comment, and the sheriff's statement did not give any details about the alleged assault or the alleged victim.
Ross was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession June 10 after Fayette County deputies stopped his vehicle because of a possible a window tint violation.
Sheriff Barry Babb said officers smelled marijuana and got consent from Ross to search the vehicle.