Robbery Charges Against Jermall Charlo Dropped
Jermall Charlo has been cleared of all charges.
On Monday, the undefeated two-division and reigning WBC middleweight champion was dismissed from the three counts of second-degree felony robbery he was arrested and charged with in August. Boxing Scene confirmed the news.
The charges were dropped because there was insufficient evidence. Charlo was released on a $5,000 surety bond.
According to the initial incident report, Charlo was accused of stealing cash from a guest check portfolio and blaming a waiter of trying to steal his debit card. The report added that a member of Charlo’s party reportedly injured a waitress while exiting the establishment, but there seemed to be a conflict in the sequence of events.
“I want to make clear that Jermall stole no money from anyone at the club and made no threats toward anyone,” Kent A. Schaffer, Charlo’s attorney stated at the time.
“When (the club) ran his card, it was declined and he then received a fraud alert from Chase Bank asking if he had made the charge. He responded yes and they told him to have the charge submitted again.
“The waitress went to run it again and came back saying she could not find the card. Jermall was upset that his card was missing since it was a debit card tied to an account with a substantial amount of money.”
Police responded around 2 a.m. Officials thought there was enough evidence to proceed with the case; arrest warrants were issued on August 7, according to Bexar County court records.
Charlo was reportedly in town to support his twin brother Jermell Charlo in his undisputed junior middleweight championship against Brian Castano.
Charlo (32-0, 22 KO) has not fought since June where he notched an unanimous decision victory over Juan Macias Montiel. His name has been trending lately for a potential fight against undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez. That’s targeted for May 7 in Las Vegas.