Robert Easter Jr Found Guilty of August Ohio Assault
On Wednesday, former IBF Lightweight World champ Robert Easter Jr. entered a “no contest plea” in a Toledo court, but was still found guilty by the judge of assaulting a woman in August.
The Toledo Blade newspaper had more on the plea by the 30 year old Easter and the judge’s decision for upcoming sentencing purposes,
Professional boxer Robert Easter, Jr., entered a no contest plea before Judge Joshua Lazinger to a misdemeanor assault charge. https://t.co/WvnnNMiAt8
— The Blade (@toledonews) November 10, 2021
Easter entered the “no contest plea,” which is not an admission of guilt, on the assault charge in conjunction with Toledo prosecutors. However, Toledo Municipal Judge Joshua Lazinger exercised his right from the bench to rule on the facts of the case and found Easter guilty on the single assault charge.
As we wrote back in August, Toledo authorities were summoned to Bucks Rack City strip club in the 5000 block of Telegraph Road just before 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Easter Jr. was accused of striking 28-year-old Selina Terry, a dancer at the club, on the left side of her face once with a closed fist, causing her to lose consciousness. The responding officer said she had a split lip and a chipped tooth, court records show. She was taken to the hospital, treated and released.
In addition to having a restraining order remain in place, Terry also entered in the plea agreement that Easter be required to attend anger management classes prior to being sentenced on November 30th.
Lazinger will also impose the sentence at that time and it’s likely that Easter will get probation and a fine. He could have faced up to six months in jail on the charge.
Easter was last in the ring in February, when he scored a unanimous decision win over Ryan Martin as part of the Showtime/PBC card at the Mohegan Sun Casino without fans present to improve his record to 23-1-1. That fight ended a period of 16 months of inactivity after he had defeated Adrian Granados by decision in October 2019. Easter, Jr. was ranked in the top 10 of three world rankings in early 2020 but has since dropped out due to lack of activity.
Easter, Jr. captured the IBF 135 lb. World Title in September 2016, when he beat Richard Commey by split decision. He defended the title three times over the next 16 months before losing it in a unification bout to Mikey Garcia by decision in July of 2018.