Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy Arrested on Tampering Charge With Domestic Violence Enhancer

Doric SamMay 12, 2022

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 31:  Wide receiver Jerry Jeudy #10 of the Denver Broncos warms up on the field before a game against the Washington Football Team at Empower Field at Mile High on October 31, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was arrested by Arapahoe County (CO) law authorities Thursday.

Jeudy was charged with second-degree criminal tampering (with a domestic violence enhancer) :

Arapahoe Sheriff @ArapahoeSO

Professional football player Jerry Jeudy has been arrested by Arapahoe Co sheriff deputies. He's being held at the Arapahoe Co jail on charges of 2nd degree criminal tampering w/a domestic violence enhancer, a misdemeanor. He's on a no bond hold. He's innocent until proven guilty

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Jeudy is on a no-bond hold, meaning he must stay in jail until he sees a judge, who then can issue a mandatory protection order (restraining order). That hearing is likely to take place in the next 24 hours, per authorities.

Sheriff Tyler Brown said during a press conference Thursday there was no physical contact made by Jeudy:


About 10:15 a.m. Thursday deputies were dispatched to an Arapahoe County address. A "female party" was asking for a "keep the peace situation." Deputies arrived and contacted the female. She said she had property Jeudy "was in control of." Deputies confirmed that.


Sheriff Brown stressed that there was no physical contact in the domestic violence enhancer. Because Jeudy has a child with the woman in the case, the domestic violence enhancer was added, he said.


FOX31 has received the affidavit in Jerry Jeudy's arrest. The document says the woman said "things got crazy" between her and Jeudy. She said he "put her wallet and medical paperwork for their child in his car and would not let her get access to it."


The woman claimed "she is trying to go back to Virginia" but was unable to because Jeudy had taken the car seat, her wallet and their child's medical paperwork.


The woman told deputies investigating Jerry Jeudy over the incident that "she does not want him to get in 'trouble,' she just wants her items back so she can leave."

According to Brown, Jeudy was cooperative when he was arrested.

Benjamin Allbright of KOA Colorado reports the Broncos are aware of the situation but will not comment further at this time.

According to Troy Renck and Blair Miller of Denver7, a person is charged with criminal tampering if they "tamper with property of another with intent to cause injury, inconvenience, or annoyance to that person or to another, or if they knowingly makes an unauthorized connection with property of a utility." If convicted, Jeudy faces a harsher penalty with the domestic violence enhancer.

Jeudy also faces potential discipline from the NFL under the league's personal conduct policy, which could lead to a suspension.

Court records also show that Jeudy was found guilty of a traffic infraction last July for speeding 10-19 miles per hour over a 75 mph speed limit in Arapahoe County.

A first-round pick by the Broncos in 2020, Jeudy has been a disappointment through two seasons. He has 90 catches for 1,323 yards and three touchdowns in his career.