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Gervonta Davis avoids jail time, sentenced to 90 days house arrest after pleading guilty to hit-and-run


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By Jack Baer, Yahoo Sports

Gervonta Davis received some good legal news after the biggest win of his boxing career.

The lightweight knockout artist avoided jail time over a 2020 hit-and-run incident and will instead serve 90 days of house arrest and 200 hours of community service, according to the Baltimore Sun. He will also spend three years on probation and must attend sessions with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Davis pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor charges connected to the crash in February: leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, failing to notify of property damage, driving with a revoked license and running a red light.

A judge had previously rejected a plea deal that would have seen Davis serve a one-year suspended sentence and two months of home confinement.

The incident in question occurred in Baltimore on Nov. 5, 2020, when Davis was alleged to have injured four people after veering his Lamborghini away from a police escort, running a red light and striking the passenger side of a Toyota Solara.

One of those people was Jyair Smith, who was pregnant at the time and said she sustained a major knee injury that will affect her for the rest of her life. She also said Davis ignored her cries for help while she was trapped in the smoking car and spoke at his sentencing hearing.

From the Sun:

“Since Nov. 5, 2020, I been suffering damage to my knee. They told me I would never be the same,” Smith said. “It’s hard to see this go so long, and I never received an apology. I feel like I don’t matter. Imagine being 18 years old, and the doctor saying you’ll never be the same.”

The three other people involved in the crash were reportedly compensated by Davis.

Davis, a Baltimore native, will reportedly serve his house arrest at the Baltimore home of his coach Calvin Ford, after the judge warned him he would serve 90 days in jail if he couldn't find a residence in Baltimore, rather than his Florida home. The judge could reportedly consider allowing him to leave the house for a gym.

The hit-and run case is nowhere close to the extent of Davis' recent legal issues, as he was arrested on domestic violence charges last December, more domestic violence in 2020 and aggravated assault charges in 2017. None of those incidents have seen any charges stick. He was also sued in February over an alleged assault of a parking lot attendant.

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1 minute ago, WelshDevilRob said:

Does this only apply to the State that issued it? Could he move to another state and not worry about it?

"Davis, a Baltimore native, will reportedly serve his house arrest at the Baltimore home of his coach Calvin Ford, after the judge warned him he would serve 90 days in jail if he couldn't find a residence in Baltimore, rather than his Florida home. The judge could reportedly consider allowing him to leave the house for a gym."

Is that what you're referring to, Rob?

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1 minute ago, Ledhed1 said:

"Davis, a Baltimore native, will reportedly serve his house arrest at the Baltimore home of his coach Calvin Ford, after the judge warned him he would serve 90 days in jail if he couldn't find a residence in Baltimore, rather than his Florida home. The judge could reportedly consider allowing him to leave the house for a gym."

Is that what you're referring to, Rob?

Was wondering generally, as thought different states had different laws. Remember some old movies and the criminal is heading to the state line to escape cops.

Could he leave Maryland and live in Nevada, for example? Does the state of Maryland have the power to bring him back?

 

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3 hours ago, Ledhed1 said:

Think it comes down to the judge's ruling; specific requirements of the sentence. Seems he can only leave if work related.

 

 

I think it comes down to how much they paid the judge.

 

Same as it ever was....

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Gervonta Davis' battery charge, domestic violence case dropped by Florida prosecutors

By Callie Lawson-Freeman, Yahoo Sports

The battery charge from boxer Gervonta Davis' December domestic violence case has been dropped by Florida prosecutors. Davis was accused of assaulting a woman at his home in Parkland, Florida. She no longer wants to proceed with the case, a spokesperson with the Broward County State’s Attorney’s Office confirmed.

Davis pled not guilty in the case. He agreed to take anger management and parenting courses, and the misdemeanor charge was dropped upon receipt of his completion.

The incident occurred when Davis' then-girlfriend was visiting his house with their young child, after a disagreement over transportation back to her home. "The Victim apparently wished to drive in one of Defendant's cars but he was unwilling to allow that," the notice said.

He allegedly hit the woman in the side of her head with a “closed hand type slap.” She reportedly sustained a small abrasion to the inside of her upper lip.

She called police twice and was heard pleading for help while telling dispatchers that she had “a baby in the car and [Davis] attacked me … He’s going to kill me.”

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Davis on Dec. 27. He was released on $1,000 bond the day after his arrest.

Days later, the woman said Davis never harmed her or her daughter. She described her relationship with Davis as fragile, saying they were both responsible for the argument.

In the statement issued through her lawyer following Davis’ arrest, the woman said she and Davis had gotten counseling to enable them to “succeed within our co-parenting dynamic.”

He denied the allegations in a since-deleted Twitter post,

"I NEVER PUT MY HANDS ON MY CHILD MOTHER NOR MY F***ING DAUGHTER ARE YOU F***ING CRAZY!! I'M NOT A MONSTER I BEEN QUIET FOR TOO LONG ... THAT'S THE ONLY REASON I'M DOING THIS NOW! JUST TO CLEAR MY NAME!"

This has been a month of positive legal news for Davis, who avoided jail time after pleading guilty to a hit-and-run. He was sentenced to 90 days of home detention and three years of probation for the accident, which occurred on Nov. 5, 2020, allegedly injuring four people, including a pregnant woman.

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Gervonta Davis reportedly taken into custody after less than 1 month of 3-month house arrest

By Jack Baer, Yahoo Sports

Gervonta Davis is reportedly headed to jail, less than a month after appearing to avoid jail following a guilty plea in his hit-and-run case.

Baltimore sheriff's deputies took the lightweight boxing star into custody following a court hearing Thursday, in which Judge Althea Handy ordered Davis to spend the remainder of his three-month house arrest sentence in jail, according to the Baltimore Banner.

The exact reason behind the hearing remains unclear, but Davis' attorney described it as "impromptu" to the Banner. There is currently nothing official about the hearing on online court records.

Davis was serving his house arrest in the Baltimore home of his coach Calvin Ford, as Handy had previously rejected the idea of him serving the sentence at his home in Florida.

Davis received his 90-day house arrest sentence on May 5, along with 200 hours of community service, three years of probation and mandated sessions with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Two months earlier, he had pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor charges stemming from a 2020 hit-and-run incident that injured four people in Baltimore.

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--- The fact that it took 3 years to even try the little miscreate is an indictment of the current state of American Justice. 

He'll get a longer tast of jail now, and best hope he can have now is getting l'l floydy isolation cell so as to protect him from the true predators behind bars.

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Boxer Gervonta Davis jailed after moving without permission while on home detention

Associated Press

A Baltimore judge has ordered professional boxer Gervonta Davis to serve the remainder of his hit-and-run crash sentence behind bars instead of in home detention after he moved to a luxury hotel and then a new home without the judge’s permission, the state’s attorney’s office confirmed Friday.

Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Althea Handy sentenced Davis on May 5 to 90 days of home detention after he pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 2020 hit-and-run crash that left four people injured. But Davis’ attorney indicated that the address his client gave at sentencing for serving his home detention was too small for the boxer and his security detail, State’s Attorney’s Office spokesperson Emily Witty said in an email Friday.

Davis moved to the Four Seasons Hotel, where a GPS monitoring company monitored him, and then about a week ago, Davis moved into a waterfront high-rise in south Baltimore, Witty said. Handy hadn’t given permission for either move and as a result, she ordered Davis on Thursday to serve the remainder of his home detention sentence at the city’s jail, she said.

Deputies who were present in the courtroom Thursday took Davis into custody and transported him to Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center, Sheriff Sam Cogen said by telephone.

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