Over the years, boxing star Gervonta Davis has lived quite a controversial life outside the squared circle. In February of this year, the undefeated boxer pleaded guilty over a hit-and-run case that injured four people back in 2020. Davis was sentenced to serve 200 hours of community service, and a probation period of three years.
Among the injured people, was a pregnant lady named Jyair Smith. As per the prosecution, Davis made eye contact with her but never came to aid. As per the hearing, ‘Tank’ pleaded guilty to four offenses – fleeing the scene of the accident, driving with a revoked license, running a red light, and failing to notify about the property damage.
‼️ Gervonta Davis has reportedly now been ordered to serve the remainder of his 90-day home detention sentence in jail due to an alleged violation of his house arrest. He initially avoided jail at May 5th sentencing relating to hit-and-run from Nov 2020. [According to @WBALTV11]
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Thus, Maryland Circuit Judge Althea M. Handy ordered Davis to serve house arrest for 90 days. The said arrest would take place at the home of his longtime coach and trainer, Calvin Ford, in Baltimore. In February, Judge Althea said that in pleading guilty, Gervonta was doing so based on the understanding that there is “no agreement of what penalty will be at sentencing.”
This hearing took place a week after Davis’ 7th-round KO over Ryan Garcia. However, earlier this month, after an “impromptu” hearing, authorities ordered Gervonta to serve the remainder of his 90-day home detention sentence in jail. WBAL-TV suggested that an alleged violation of his home detention terms led to this shift.
As per Baltimore Sun, the judge sent Davis to jail after learning that he was spending his home detention at the Four Seasons hotel and later at a $3.4 million high-rise penthouse. Judge Althea said that she’d only given permission to serve the house arrest at Ford’s house.
Reports claim that Gervonta had recently bought the property in South Baltimore. Judge Althea said that she was never informed about the location change.
As per The Baltimore Banner, she said, “The reason I didn’t want him in Florida is because this was not a holiday.” She also added that she did not want the 28-year-old to be sitting by the pool or hanging out at the spa. “He was serving time. And I was being considerate enough to let him do it on home detention,” she concluded.
Gervonta Davis explains the house arrest violation from inside the jail
Gervonta Davis now has to serve the rest of his home detention in prison. Recently, he took to Instagram to explain how he broke the arrest’s terms. ‘Tank‘ took to Instagram Live to post a recorded phone call. In that, he stated what he exactly did which led the judge to send him into custody. In an attempt to shed light on the situation, Davis called his judge crazy. He even accused her of taking advantage of him.
Eventually, Gervonta took the story down from his account. However, it has now been making rounds on the internet as several fans seem to have recorded the whole conversation which lasts over a minute. While sharing his side of the story, Davis said, “Man, I just want to say to let the people know this judge is crazy, dog. She locked me up because, basically, I bought a property.”
Davis lamented the impact of the legal situation on his family life. Going by his words, there seemed to be a clear longing for being able to spend time with his kids.
‼️ Gervonta Davis speaking out FROM INSIDE JAIL on Instagram live today: “This judge is crazy.”
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The 28-year-old continued, “I did everything in my power to listen to my lawyers. She’s mad that I bought a property, that’s why I’m sitting in jail. She said she wanted me to be in an apartment, a one-bedroom apartment, you know what I mean? and I couldn’t take that. and my kids couldn’t come visit me and things like that.”
“I just wanted to shed light on this situation because I just feel like she’s taking advantage of me and she’s doing stuff that’s not right to me. I think the things that she’s doing right now is not right, so I had to shed light on this situation,” Gervonta concluded.
It remains to be seen how the judge learned where Davis had been serving his time. The Baltimore Business Journal recently reported that the undefeated boxer had purchased the penthouse from Baltimore developer Scott Plank.