Back in June, Rick Ross was arrested on kidnapping and assault charges following an incident with his groundskeeper at his Georgia mansion. Rozay was eventually released on bail and served some time on house arrest while the case has unfolded over the past year. Now, TMZ is reporting that Ross has officially been indicted in the matter, though his legal team is reportedly not that concerned about the case.
The report states that Ross' attorney, Steve Sadow, is ready to argue that the entire incident was done in self-defense because the groundskeeper, Johnathan Zamudio, was reportedly committing felonies on Ross' property. Because of that, Ross would have been within his rights to take action against Zamudio. In September, Ross filed a lawsuit against Zamudio, where he claimed that the entire incident was made up and that Zamudio was in cahoots with 50 Cent, who was been a longtime rival of Rozay.
It's unclear where that lawsuit currently stands, but according to TMZ, Ross' indictments this week are for charges of kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm while committing a crime. As of now, no trial date has been set in the case.
Ross' attorney Sadow issued a statement to Complex on the case. "Now that the prosecutor has formally charged the case, we have filed a preliminary motion for immunity from criminal prosecution, which ultimately would bar further prosecution if the Judge agrees with us. Essentially what we will show is that Rick Ross acted in self-defense and in defense of his property when he encountered felonious trespassers inside his guest house. Of course, we also deny all of the allegations in the prosecutor's indictment."