Rick Ross is facing kidnapping and assault charges after being
arrested at his mansion in Atlanta, Georgia.
was taken into custody by the US Marshals Service fugitive task force
on Wednesday morning with a man described as his bodyguard.
The rapper is being held in jail on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery.
Local news station WSB-TV says the incident also involved a builder who was working on his house.
They claim Ross got into a fight with one of the workers and pistol-whipped him.
Ross' bodyguard, whose name hasn't been released, faces the same charges.
US entertainment website TMZ says the incident is said to have taken place two weeks ago.
Jim Joyner, a supervisor with the Marshals' Southeast Regional
Fugitive Task Force, told the AP news agency that officers showed up at
the mansion, once owned by boxer Evander Holyfield, but someone inside
refused to let them in.
"They refused to open the gate, so we opened the gate for them," Joyner said. "They didn't put up a struggle or anything."
He said that once officers got past the gate, someone inside opened the front door so they didn't have to break it down.
Ross and the bodyguard were then taken into custody without incident.
It's the second time in the past two weeks Ross has been arrested.
Two weeks ago, Ross was booked into the county jail on suspicion of possessing marijuana.
that case, Ross and a passenger were pulled over because the windows of
the Bentley in which they were travelling in broke tinting regulations.
The officer who arrested him said he smelled marijuana and found some inside the car.