Terence Crawford has been taken into custody after a court appearance over misdemeanour charges of property damage and disorderly conduct.
The 29 year-old, who recently defeated John Molina via stoppage to retain his world super-lightweight titles, was previously found guilty of the charges relating to an incident at a car body shop.
For the April episode, Crawford was sentenced to two years of supervised probation, random drug testing, 120 hours in an offender program, restitution and probation after serving 90 days in jail.
Crawford’s defense had wanted a new trial, although withdrew their motion and said the fighter didn’t need probation since the whole thing was out of character for him.
“Once again the defense is trying to make this a civil matter, but the defendant was found guilty of criminal conduct,” said a state prosecutor to KETV Omaha.
Douglas County Judge Marcena Hendrix told Crawford at the hearing: “You’ve continued to act as if you are above the law, and you are not.”
A report filed had outlined that Crawford has put a car into Extreme Custom Fleet & Auto at North 56th Street and Sorensen Parkway and that they had performed a $2,500 paint job and other work on a 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Half was paid upfront, but Crawford didn’t like the work and refused to cough up the rest of the money owed. That’s where the troubles began.
‘Bud’ then turned up with friends to take the car, causing damage as they did.
It was pointed out in court that Crawford had never physically threatened the owner of the garage at any point during the exchanges as a video of the attempted removal, taken from the owners CCTV, was played to the judge.
Crawford’s attorney Matthew Kahler said he hopes to have his client released on appeal by the end of Thursday.