Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was reportedly arrested on Thursday (May 12) and charged with second degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence enhancer, a misdemeanor in the state of Colorado.
According to CBS News, the Arapahoe Sheriff’s Office says the third-year player is currently being held at the Arapahoe County jail and was taken into custody sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. local time. Jeudy was held without bail per Colorado laws governing domestic violence charges, which require him to see a judge before he’s released.
During a Thursday press conference, a sheriff’s office spokesperson said that at approximately 10:15 a.m. deputies were dispatched on a report from a “female party” that she had belongings that Jeudy was preventing her from accessing.
The mother’s wallet, some medical information and a car seat were among the items “associated with the child” that were allegedly withheld. The spokesperson said the female party walked to her neighbor’s house to contact police.
CBS News reports that the domestic violence enhancer was added to Jeudy’s charges because he and the female party share a 1-month-old child together, who police believe was present at the time of the incident. No physical contact between Jeudy and the woman took place and none of her items were damaged, according to the spokesperson.