According to a source, Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was arrested at noon on Thursday and charged with a misdemeanor in connection with an investigation into domestic violence.
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Thursday afternoon that Jeudy had been taken into custody at around noon local time and that he had been charged with second-degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence enhancer. He will not be released from custody until his first court appearance, which has been scheduled for Friday morning at 8:30 a.m.
“Things got crazy” with Jeudy on Wednesday night, according to an Arapahoe County police report, and he hid her wallet and medical documents for their infant child in his car so she couldn’t get them, according to the report.
In order to get back to Virginia, she told the deputy that she didn’t want to get Jeudy into “distress,” but that she needed her belongings back. According to Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown, Jeudy was cooperative during his arrest and no physical violence was involved in the incident. “The second part of this is a domestic violence enhancer, and I understand that the term ‘violence’ connotes physical contact.
Colorado’s criminal code defines second-degree theft as damaging another person’s property “with the purpose of causing that person’s personal harm or the harm of another.” Prior to the domestic violence enhancer, it is a Class 2 misdemeanor that can result in up to 120 days in jail or fines of up to $750.
Sheriff’s spokesperson Ginger Delgado said domestic violence enhancers are added to cases in which the victim is someone with whom the defendant has or had an intimate connection. According to Jeudy, she couldn’t be released on bond until she appeared before a judge because of the domestic violence enhancer.