Pierre-Louis receives probation for guilty plea

By Adam Silverstein
March 10, 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 March 4. Wednesday, Pierre-Louis pled guilty to both charges and received a sentence of one year of probation from the judge.

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’ charges were reduced to damaging a door and cell phone in his then-girlfriend and accuser’s apartment.

In court on Jan. 19, she 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.

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