Rick Ross Free In Kidnapping Case, Posts $2 Million Bail
Rick Ross is a free man, after posting $2 million bail following an arrest last week for kidnapping, reports TMZ.
The rapper (real name: William Leonard Roberts II) was arrested on June 24 and charged with kidnapping, aggravated battery, and aggravated assault. The arrest stemmed from an incident two weeks prior, where Ross confronted a groundskeeper at his home, formerly owned by Evander Holyfield.
There was some sort of disagreement, and Ross allegedly pistol-whipped the man with a Glock 9MM pistol, causing injury to his jaw, neck, and teeth.
He's spent the last week in jail, without bail, until a judge approved his release on Wednesday (July 1), after he put up $1 million equity from his mansion and another local property, $500,000 surety bond (from a bail bondsman), and $500,000 in cash.
Ross' attorney promised that the rapper would forfeit the entire Holyfield property to the county if he intimidates or threatens any witnesses.