Pierre-Louis surrenders to police Tuesday

By Adam Silverstein
January 18, 2010

Facing five felony charges including domestic battery by strangulation, burglary, simple battery, false imprisonment and hindering/delaying communication to law enforcement, former Florida Gators cornerback Wondy Pierre-Louis turned himself in to law enforcement at 2:16 a.m. Tuesday morning. The Gainesville Police Department had been searching for Pierre-Louis since early Sunday morning when he allegedly kicked down the door of his girlfriend’s apartment, found her in bed with another man and attempted to choke her on multiple occasions before she escaped.

“I expect him to surrender at some point tonight or in the morning so that he can appear on the 9 a.m. first appearance docket,” Gainesville State Attorney Bill Cervone told Florida Today Monday. Pierre-Louis will indeed appear in court early Tuesday.

The police report states Pierre-Louis trapped his girlfriend in the bathroom and choked her against a countertop while saying, “I could kill you.” The victim claims she attempted to run away and call 911 but was pushed onto the bed, where Pierre-Louis allegedly took off his shirt and began strangling her. Click here for further details on the incident.

Pierre-Louis, on Sunday night, denied the events took place as described in the police report. “My attorney doesn’t want me to talk,” he said. “It’s all a lie. We’ll go through a process to prove it’s a lie.” A native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Pierre-Louis is in the middle of a tumultuous week which began when a major earthquake ravaged his homeland. Luckily, most of his family survived the disaster.

His bail has been set at $190,000.

OGGOA will continue updating this story as more information is made available.

One Comment

  1. O-town Gator says:

    Based on what Goody said in his blog at the Miami Herald, Wondy was taken into custody early this morning. He didn’t go into much detail.

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