Boxing champ Gervonta Davis jailed after allegedly violating terms of house arrest

Renowned boxer Gervonta Davis has reportedly been ordered to serve the remainder of his home detention sentence in jail following his recent custody during a hearing.

The news was confirmed by Davis’ attorney, Michael Tomko, who described the hearing as impromptu. According to The Baltimore Banner, Tomko stated that Davis would now serve the remaining days of his 90-day home sentence behind bars. The violation of terms during his house arrest is said to be the reason behind this decision.

The incident stems from a hit-and-run crash that took place in 2020, for which Davis pleaded guilty last year. On May 5, Davis received his initial sentence, which included 90 days of home detention, 200 hours of community service, and a three-year probation period. The guilty plea involved four charges related to the hit-and-run incident, namely leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, driving with a revoked license, running a red light, and failing to notify of property damage.

During the crash, four individuals, including a pregnant woman, sustained injuries. Davis’ guilty plea in February did not come with a pre-determined sentencing agreement. Circuit Judge Althea M. Handy mentioned at the time that Davis accepted the guilty plea with the understanding that the penalty would be determined during the sentencing phase.

Despite the legal proceedings, Davis had a recent victory in the boxing ring. Just over a month ago, on April 22, he triumphed over Ryan King, bringing his professional record to an impressive 29-0. The bout, which took place at a catchweight of 136 pounds, showcased Davis’ skills and reaffirmed his status as a prominent figure in the boxing world.

The hit-and-run incident occurred on November 5, 2020, around 2 am, when Davis, as per the prosecution’s claims, drove a Lamborghini under police escort after leaving a nightclub in downtown Baltimore. Allegedly, Davis deviated from the convoy, ran a red light, and collided with the passenger side of a 2004 Toyota Solara. Inside the vehicle were Jyair Smith, a pregnant woman, and three other passengers. Prosecutors argued that Davis made eye contact with Smith but failed to provide assistance.

As Davis faces the consequences of his actions, including the conversion of his home detention to jail time, the boxing world awaits further developments in his legal journey. The impact of these circumstances on his future in the sport remains uncertain, but the outcome will undoubtedly shape the path ahead for Gervonta Davis.


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