In this undated image released Wednesday, june 24, 2015 by the Fayette County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Office Rick Ross poses for a photo. Ross is facing kidnapping and assault charges after a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force and deputies arrested him, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at his mansion outside Atlanta. (Fayette County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Office via AP)
Rapper Rick Ross has been released on $2 million bail after his recent arrest on kidnapping, assault and aggravated battery charges.
In order to pay his bail, Ross used money from different sources, according to a TMZ report. Ross used a $1 million equity from his Georgia mansion – which was previously owned by Evander Holyfield – and another property, a $500,000 surety bond and $500,000 in cash.
At the hearing, Ross’ lawyer told Fayette County Superior Court Judge Tommy Hankinson that his client would hand over the entire Holyfield property to the county if the rapper intimidates witnesses leading up to his trial. The Maybach Music Group founder also has to wear an ankle monitor.
“We are working effortlessly and respectfully to adhere to all the conditions provided by the court,” defense attorney Adamma A. McKinnon told XXL magazine.
Ross was arrested for allegedly assaulting and kidnapping groundskeeper Jonathan Zamudio at his home. Zamudio is claiming that he suffered neck and mouth injuries from Ross and his bodyguard Nadrian L. James dragging him back into the house, and beating and pistol-whipping him. The altercation occurred because Zamudio reportedly celebrated his birthday with friends in Ross’ house the night before without asking permission.
Last month, Ross was also charged with one traffic violation and one count of marijuana possession. He was previously denied bond on the current charges and has been in jail since June 24.
The label boss next appears in court July 7, according to XXL.