Joss Stone is unharmed after what appears to be an attempt to kill her.
UK newspaper The Sun reported today that two men had been arrested in an apparent attempt to rob and possibly murder the British songstress, who has sold over 11 million albums and amassed a personal fortune of £9 million pounds, or $14 million USD.
After neighbors became suspicious of two unfamiliar men driving slowly near Stone's rural propery in East Devon, police apprehended the men and found some incriminating items: A detailed map and aerial photos of her home, swords, rope and a body bag.
The men had information and items that lead us to suspect that they may have intended to commit a criminal offence, Detective Inspector Steve Parker told The Sun.
The singer said she is absolutely fine and getting on with life as normal.
Stone, 24, rose to international fame in 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album The Soul Sessions. She has won a Grammy Award and been nominated five times.
Her fifth album, LP1, is scheduled for release on July 26, 2011, the first to be released on her own label, Stone'd Records.
The unidentified suspects, aged 30 and 33, are being held for questioning.
They are being quizzed about a plot to cause Joss Stone really serious harm, a source close to the investigation told the U.K.'s Telegraph. The police want to know if this alleged conspiracy is about her money and fame or just some kind of resentment over her success. But this will make her feel very vulnerable living on the outskirts of a quiet and isolated village in Devon when she isn't touring around the world.
Stone is a close friend of Prince William, and attended his wedding to Kate Middleton in April.