Looks like it’s time to retire your “Free Rick Ross” t-shirts. The 39-year-old rapper is no longer behind bars, but freedom was not cheap. Ross had to pony up a $2 million dollar bond on Wednesday, June 1.
Unlike most of us, he was able to come up with that money thanks to a $1 million equity from the ex-Holyfield mansion he owns (and another GA property), a $500,000 surety bond, and a whopping $500K in cold hard cash… Talk about digging through pocket change. Ross also agreed to electronic GPS monitoring at all times.
It was just last week that Ross was charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery in Georgia. He was denied bail on June 24, and remained in Fayette County jail until yesterday’s hearing. According to TMZ, Rozay pistol-whipped the groundskeeper at his Georgia mansion.
Ross got into an argument with his groundskeeper at the massive Georgia home he bought from Evander Holyfield, this according to legal docs. According to law enforcement, Ross forced the groundskeeper into the guesthouse bedroom at gunpoint and started grilling him. Cops say when Ross didn’t get the answers he wanted, he pistol-whipped the guy twice, messing up his jaw and neck and chipping 2 teeth. The groundskeeper was hurt badly enough that he couldn’t use his jaw and is now on a liquid diet.
Ross’ attorney said he would forfeit the entire Holyfield mansion if the rapper does anything to obstruct justice or intimidate any witness. In the meantime, try to stay out of trouble, Rozay… kidnapping ain’t cool.
SOURCE: TMZ, The Guardian | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
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