Gervonta Davis, the WBA lightweight and super lightweight champion, has been taken into custody by the Baltimore Police Department. Davis was recently sent to 90 days in house arrest for his 2020 hit-and-run case. The boxer pleaded guilty to the counts of not reporting property damage, running a red light, fleeing the scene of the accident, and driving with a revoked license.
The accident reportedly injured 4 people and among them, was Jyair Smith. Smith was pregnant at the time and despite knowing about her state, Davis reportedly ran away from the scene. She later revealed that the injury caused by the accident was life-altering. Despite asking for help from Gervonta, she added that the “Tank” walked away after gathering his stuff.
After almost 3 years, Davis finally pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 90 days in house arrest, three years of probation, and 200 hours of community service. The hearing took place on May 5, a week after he demolished Ryan Garcia in their superstar showdown inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Despite receiving a relatively light sentencing, it looks like Davis has violated the house arrest that he was serving at his trainer Calvin Ford’s house.
Gervonta Davis will finish the rest of his house arrest in jail
Ahead of his bout against Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis was reportedly arrested for domestic violence against his partner Venessa Posso. However, not much came off it as Posso did not want to continue with the case any further. Prior to that, Davis was also filmed on camera as he grabbed his ex-partner by her neck in February 2020. However, Tank later apologized for it and admitted he “was wrong for doing that.”
Although Davis got away without much legal trouble for his antics initially, it looks like his past is coming back to haunt him. Multiple reports later claimed that Gervonta Davis would have to spend the rest of his 90-day house arrest in an actual prison after he was transferred to Central Booking Intake Facility following the violation of terms. However, Gervonta Davis is yet to break his silence on the matter.
‼️ 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]
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) June 2, 2023
His attorney Michael Tomko revealed that Davis’ shift to the Central Booking came after an “impromptu” hearing. What are your thoughts on the latest development in the case? And, what do you think about Gervonta Davis finishing the rest of his house arrest in the actual prison? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.