Pierre-Louis charged with two misdemanor counts

By Adam Silverstein
March 4, 2010

Released from Alachua County Jail on Jan. 20 after posting a reduced $40,000 bond, former Florida Gators cornerback Wondy Pierre-Louis was charged with two misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief on Thursday.

Originally arrested and held on five felony counts related to domestic abuse (domestic battery by strangulation, burglary, simple battery, kidnapping/false imprisonment and obstruction of justice/tampering with a witness), Pierre-Louis was instead charged with allegedly damaging a door and cellular phone in his then-girlfriend and accuser’s apartment.

In court on Jan. 19, the girlfriend denied much of the police report attributed to statements she made to law enforcement after calling 911 the morning of the alleged incident. “I do not fear for my life or anything like that,” she told the court. “He’s not a danger to anyone. He couldn’t hurt a frog.”

Though she asked that the charges against Pierre-Louis be dropped, the case was placed in the hands of State Attorney Bill Cervone. Cervone held an investigation to determine whether or not there was sufficient evidence to mount a case against Pierre-Louis and eventually decided on the two misdemeanor charges.

2 Comments

  1. Mr2Bits says:

    So as I read this, the story is an update as his felony counts were reduced to two misdemeanor charges? Said story headline makes it seem as though he was arrested yet again.

  2. The five felony charges were thrown out and replaced with two misdemeanors. If it was a new arrest, I probably would have said “Pierre-Louis arrested” or something similar.

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