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WBC Junior middleweight champ Jermell Charlo arrested for felony domestic violence

July 25, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
WBC Junior middleweight champ Jermell Charlo arrested for felony domestic violence

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Junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo was arrested and charged with one felony count of domestic violence.

The charges stemmed from a May 17th incident involving his former girlfriend Jazmyne Olison.

Dallas County Police deputy Raul Reyna said Jermell Charlo was charged by a grand jury with one felony count of assault on a family or house member with intent to impede circulation, according to ESPN.

Reports indicate Charlo was released from custody after posting a $20,000 bond.

He is scheduled to appear back in court for a preliminary hearing on August 1st.

The arrest occurred less than a month before Charlo successfully defended his WBC 154 pound title for the third time by earning a majority decision against Austin Trout on June 9th.

The Dallas-based boxer is accused of grabbing Olison’s neck, forcing her against a fence, and floor.

Charlo is also accused of grabbing the victim by the hair.

“[Charlo] committed the said offense by intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly impeding [Olison’s] normal breathing and circulation of blood by applying pressure to [her] throat and neck and by blocking [her] nose and mouth,” the indictment read.

According to Dallas County online records, Olison filed for an order of protection against Charlo back on June 14th.

Charlo’s Dallas-based lawyer Mike Howard has come out and vehemently denied the allegations against his client, telling ESPN: “Jermell is not guilty and is looking forward to his day in court.”

“The evidence, in this case, is clear and conclusive and doesn’t support these allegations. In this day and age, it’s so important to let all the facts come out before making judgments. We look forward to those facts coming out in court,” Brown added.

Charlo along with IBF welterweight champ Errol Spence Jr. both belong to the same boxing stable coached by Derrick James, one of the top trainers in the fight game today.

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