Multi-division world champ and arguably the biggest name currently in U.S. Boxing, Gervonta Davis, avoided jail time on a felony hit and run charge Friday in Baltimore County Court. This, as he was instead sentenced to 90 days house arrest, probation and community service time in connection to his February guilty plea to charges from his November 2020 automobile accident.
Judge Althea Handy handed down her sentence after Davis’ guilty plea from February 16th. That’s when the 28-year-old Davis waved his right to a jury trial and told the court he had agreed with the prosecution to plead guilty to four of his 14 traffic offenses stemming from the accident just over two years ago.
Those charges he pled guilty to were: leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, failing to notify a property damage, driving with a revoked license and running a red light.
According to WJZ-TV, CBS 2 in Baltimore, Handy sentenced Davis to two years and two months (26 total) for the guilty plea but then, reduced the jail sentence to 90 days house arrest, three years probation and 200 hours of community service to be performed in Baltimore county.
Davis, who just defeated Ryan Garcia by TKO in Las Vegas on April 22nd to improve to 29-0, 27 KOs, was present in the courtroom for the dramatic conclusion to his two and half year case.
Davis’ guilty plea in February was confirmation that it was he that drove a Lamborghini into a 2004 Toyota Solara injuring four people, including a pregnant woman Jyair Smith. Davis reportedly came up to the damaged vehicle making eye contact with the people inside before leaving the scene.
Handy had told Davis in February upon entering his guilty plea that it was being done “with no agreement of what penalty will be at sentencing.”
According a to a reporter from the Baltimore Banner inside the courtroom Friday, Handy told Davis just before her decision that he didn’t even show concern for the victims. “Three words: ‘I am sorry.’” she said. “And he was not man enough to do that … He’s shown absolutely no remorse.”
However, she chose not to give him a harsher sentence other than house arrest and community service.
The Banner reported also got this photo of Davis exiting the Baltimore County Court building Friday,
Gervonta Davis leaves the Elijah E. Cummings Courthouse in Baltimore on Friday after being sentenced to 90 days of home detention and three years’ probation. pic.twitter.com/ydGz6nH3cs
— Dylan Segelbaum (@Dylan_Segelbaum) May 5, 2023
Original Plea Deal Rejected
Davis and Baltimore prosecutors had originally reached a plea agreement back in September 2022 that would have required him to serve 60 days of unsupervised home confinement. However, a different Baltimore Circuit Judge, Melissa Phinn, rejected that plea agreement on the basis of the testimony of Smith. She told the court that she’s suing Davis because she suffered a serious knee injury that has not only kept her from being able to work, but also hampered her home life, including with her children.
Davis has reached financial settlement with the others involved in the accident.