ESPN reports that the boxer was taken into custody in Parkland, Fla. on Tuesday (Dec. 27) and placed in Broward County’s Main Jail Bureau in Fort Lauderdale. The 28-year-old is accused of battery causing bodily harm.
Davis, who remained in custody overnight, is scheduled to appear at a court hearing Wednesday at 8 a.m. ET.
According to WBAL TV, in September 2021, a Baltimore judge rejected a plea deal for Davis after he was charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left four people injured. The Baltimore native had hoped for no jail time and two months of home detention and unsupervised probation.
“I’m just trying to get myself to normal, but the doctor says I’ll never be back to who I was,” remarked Jayair Smith, the pregnant woman who was named a victim in the wreck.
ESPN reported Davis faces 14 charges for the car accident, including failure to immediately return and remain at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, as well as a civil suit.
Additionally, the boxer had faced two misdemeanor battery charges for an incident in February 2020 in which he “was observed battering his former girlfriend,” however the case was discharged.
Davis’ most recent arrest comes just before his next scheduled fight. The lightweight champion boxer is set to headline a PBC on Showtime PPV event on Jan. 7, 2023, in Washington, D.C., against Hector Luis Garcia. Additionally, he is scheduled for a match against Ryan Garcia in April.