Denver Broncos attorney Jerry Jeudy was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with felony criminal mischief for domestic violence, according to the Arapahoe County (Colorado) Sheriff’s Office.
Jeudy was detained in Arapahoe County Jail on a charge of domestic violence, the sheriff’s office said Thursday, shortly after he was arrested at around noon.
The sheriff’s office said Jeudy’s arrest was “unrestrained,” meaning he would not be released from prison before a court hearing, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Friday.
According to a police report filed with the Arapahoe County court, Jeudy’s friend Antoinette Tharp told a lawyer that “things went crazy” with Jeudy Wednesday night and she put her purse and medical papers in her baby’s car in their home. so he couldn’t get them.
He said he wanted to go back to Virginia but could not go without their belongings, telling his deputy that he did not want to get Jeudy in “trouble” but wanted her things back.
According to the document, Jeudy admitted to closing some items in his car, including baby milk, because Tharp had taken one of his three phones and had not returned them.
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Arapahoe County Superintendent Tyler Brown told a news conference that Jeudy was in a state of shock at the time of the arrest and that no violence had taken place at the time.
“The second part of this is to promote domestic violence and I know that the word ‘violence’ means intimacy. I can tell you directly that there was no physical contact between Mr. Jeudy is a female party in this study. It was just about property, “Brown said.
“There is no damage to property,” the sheriff added. “All that happened was that there was a case of secrecy and the ministers made sure that there was a good reason to arrest them.”
The Broncos said they were aware of the arrests Thursday afternoon and head coach Nathaniel Hackett spoke briefly on KOA Colorado radio after the NFL released its program Thursday evening.
“Right now, it’s a tragic event. We’re trying to gather as much information as we can,” Hackett said. “We value these things. We want to make sure we know everything, we want to talk to Jerry, we need to help him and make sure we do everything right. ”
According to Colorado law, vandalism involves the destruction of another person’s property, “with the intent to injure, disrupt or offend the other person.” It is a Class 2 case and can be jailed for 120 days or pay a $ 750 fine before domestic violence.
Sheriff’s spokesman Ginger Delgado said the increase in domestic violence is exacerbated in cases where the victim is a person who had a close relationship or is being prosecuted. Due to domestic violence, Jeudy could not be released until she appeared before a judge, she said.
Jeudy, a three-year-old receiver from the University of Alabama, was the Broncos’ first choice in the 2020 NFL draft.
In her first two years in the organization, Jeudy, 23, held 90 over 1,323 yards and three touchdowns. In 2021, he only had 10 games and started five and scored 38 over 467 yards.
Jeudy, a native of Deerfield Beach, Florida, has been in Denver as part of the Broncos’ offseason program and spoke to reporters recently last week. Arapahoe County covers most areas east and south of downtown Denver, including the Englewood team headquarters.
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Supporting: Associated Press