LAS VEGAS (AP)â€”Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been arrested in Las Vegas on a felony theft charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend.
Mayweather, 33, was booked Friday on a grand larceny charge at the Clark County jail and held on $3,000 bail, Las Vegas police Officer Bill Cassell said.
Mayweatherâ€™s lawyer, Richard Wright, said Mayweather is accused of taking an iPhone from Josie Harris, his ex-girlfriend and mother of three of his children.
â€œHe surrendered,â€ Wright said, denying the allegations against Mayweather.
â€œHe did not commit any grand larceny,â€ Wright told The Associated Press. â€œJosie canâ€™t find her iPhone. Weâ€™re attempting to find it or replace it. Weâ€™ll cooperate in the investigation. We expect to get the matter resolved.â€
Harris made a police complaint and sought a Family Court protection order Thursday alleging Mayweather pulled her hair, punched her in the head and twisted her arm while she screamed for their children, ranging in age from 7 to almost 11, to call 911.
Police said Thursday that Harris was treated at a Las Vegas hospital for minor injuries.
â€œPlease order Floyd Mayweather to not try and contact me,â€ Harris wrote in an application for a protection order that said the couple separated in May after living together for seven years.
â€œFloyd has threatened to have other people do harm to me as well and if (there) is a way I can be protected from that please help me,â€ the document says.