Jermall Charlo Arrested In San Antonio Over July Incident
On Wednesday morning in San Antontio, Texas, unbeaten WBC Middleweight Champ Jermall Charlo turned himself in to authorities on three counts of felony robbery in connection with an incident a local restaurant on the night before his twin brother Jermell defended his title there.
TMZ had the story first Wednesday morning Pacific time that Charlo had surrendered to face a judge on three charges that he tried not pay his bill, when his credit card was declined, before leaving violently at a downtown restaurant on July 16th.
Jermall Charlo has been arrested … after cops say the boxing superstar melted down at a bar and stole money from a waitress, TMZ Sports has learned.https://t.co/Yz53n1Nyen
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) August 25, 2021
From the TMZ report,
The alleged incident all went down in San Antonio on July 16 — the day before Charlo’s brother, Jermell Charlo, fought Brian Castaño to a draw at AT&T Center.
According to police documents, Jermall was with a large party at the Texas bar when the waitress presented the group with the bill. In the docs, cops say Jermall handed over his credit card and ID … but the card was declined despite three attempts to run it.
When the waitress came back to Jermall asking for another form of payment … the 31-year-old allegedly snapped. Police say surveillance video shows Jermall “being very animated” and appearing to “be upset and yelling” at the waitress and two other managers on the scene.
In the video, according to cops, Jermall can then be seen taking away two bill collection binders from the waitress and stealing everything from the inside of them.
A search of the Bexar County Jail website reveals that Charlo was booked at 9:45 a.m. Central Time Wednesday on three counts of second degree, felony robbery. He bonded out an hour later for $5,000 on the charges
Texas law considers all robbery not involving a weapon, to be a second-degree felony and it carries a penalty of 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 on each charge.
Jermall Charlo was last in the ring, running his record to 32-0 with a dominant 12 round decision win over Juan Montiel on June 19th in his hometown of Houston. It was the fourth straight defense of his WBC 160 lb. title.
Jermell Charlo fought to a controversial draw with Brian Castano, the night after the Jermall incident, at San Antonio’s AT & T Center.
As of Wednesday afternoon, there was still no comment from Charlo or his representatives about the alleged robbery or his turning himself in for arrest.