FAYETTE COUNTY, GA – William Leonard Roberts, better known as rapper Rick Ross, has been arrested for Kidnapping and beating Welven Thomas.
Rick Ross and another man, Nadrian James, described as his bodyguard is charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery.
According to police, Roberts forced (vine sensation) Welven Thomas into his Fayetteville guest house and held him in a bedroom for several hours against his will.
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office assisted the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in locating Rick Ross and Nadrian James.
On June 7, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation regarding an assault at a home on Highway 279 in Fayetteville. The investigation revealed Roberts and Nadrian James as suspects in the assault.
On June 10, Rick Ross was arrested on a marijuana possession charge. Fayette County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said: An officer stopped Roberts and a passenger because the windows of the Bentley they were riding in violated tinting regulations. Stevens said the officer smelled marijuana and found a misdemeanor amount inside the vehicle.
Stevens says Roberts was cooperative and didn’t appear to be under the influence. Stevens says Roberts has also been given a citation for the tinted windows.