Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was arrested Thursday according to a report by Fox News Digital. The publication cited local authorities who confirmed the NFL player’s detention.
The Broncos player is being held without bond for investigation of second-degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence enhancer at the Arapahoe County Jail according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.
The arrest came after the Sheriff’s office was called to a home in Arapahoe County around 10:15 a.m. on Thursday where the mother of Jeudy’s one-month-old child called asking for “keep-the-peace” involvement by law enforcement Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown said during a news conference
The woman told authorities that she was in an “ongoing relationship with the football player and that he was in control of some of her property, including her wallet, a child car seat, and paperwork involving the child.
No physical contact was made between Jeudy and the woman during the domestic dispute and the player was taken into custody without incident, but the woman’s property was locked in a vehicle where she was unable to access it.
In Colorado, a person is guilty fo second-degree criminal tampering under Title 18 if he or she “tampers with property of another with intent to cause injury, inconvenience, or annoyance to that person or to another or if he knowingly makes an unauthorized connection with property of a utility.”
A domestic violence enhancer could increase the penalties that Jeudy is tried for if he is charged, and the public information officer John Bartmann told Fox News Digital earlier in the day that Jeudy would not get any special treatment during his booking because of his status as an NFL player.
“He’s not going to get any preferential treatment,” Bartmann said. “Back to the line.”
During the 2020 NFL Draft, Jeudy was the 15 overall pick by the Broncos.