Antonio Brown’s trainer, Glen Holt, charged with a felony carrying a max sentence of life in prison
An arrest was made at former NFL player Antonio Brown’s Hollywood Oaks house Tuesday after Hollywood police responded to a 911 call reporting a battery at about 2 p.m.
The driver of a moving truck was allegedly battered by both Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt, according to ESPN news. Holt was arrested and charged with one count of felony burglary with battery. He was booked into the Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday evening, according to the Sun Sentinel.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Antonio Brown, the Sun Sentinel reported Wednesday evening. Brown now faces charges of burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief less than $1,000.
The criminal investigation is still ongoing, but Brown – who is a suspect – has not been arrested or charged with any crimes as of Tuesday morning. Police tried to make contact with Brown for further questioning, but weren’t able to, according to ESPN. Police hope to make contact with Brown to determine if they will bring battery charges against him.
“Brown’s home is located in a gated community in Hollywood where multiple neighbors told ESPN they’ve been fed up with the antics coming from the Brown home including multiple police encounters this month,” ESPN writes.
Police have been at Brown’s home several times this month in response to arguments between him and his live-in girlfriend and mother of his three children, according to the Sun Sentinel. Just last week, “Brown cursed at Hollywood cops and waved a bag of gummy candies shaped like penises at officers,” the Sun Sentinel writes.
The NFL has already begun their own investigation into this week’s battery incident, according to ESPN. Additionally, the NFL is still investigating sexual assault allegations made against Brown after his former trainer, Britney Taylor filed a lawsuit alleging Brown sexually assaulted her multiple times.
Florida Burglary and Battery Consequences:
Holt and Brown are both facing one felony count of burglary with battery which is punishable by imprisonment for life — but there is no mandatory minimum sentence, which means probation is also possible for Holt and Brown if either of them are convicted.
In Florida, a simple battery charge is typically a first-degree misdemeanor. With the addition of burglary – which in this case perhaps could have been Holt or Brown entering the back of the moving truck, for example, the charge becomes a life felony. That means that burglary with a battery can send someone to prison for life. Someone charged with burglary with battery also is not automatically entitled to bond which could mean they’re stuck in jail for the entirety of their case.
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