DENVER – The Arapahoe County District Attorney’s office on Tuesday morning filed a motion to drop all charges against Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, a spokesperson for the office confirmed.
Jeudy, the third-year player and former first-round draft pick out of Alabama, was arrested May 12 on a misdemeanor criminal tampering charge with a domestic violence escalator.
The filing comes ahead of Juedy’s next scheduled court appearance, which was slated for 1:30 p.m. local time Tuesday. A spokesperson for the court said Tuesday morning that the motion had not yet been officially received.
According to a police report submitted to the Arapahoe County court earlier this month, Jeudy’s girlfriend told a deputy that “things got crazy” with Jeudy and he put her wallet and medical paperwork for their infant child in his car at their home so she could not get them.
She said she wanted to go back to Virginia but could not leave without those belongings, telling the deputy she did not want to get Jeudy in “trouble” but just wanted her things back.
According to the document, Jeudy acknowledged locking some things in his car, including baby formula, because Tharp took one of his three cell phones, he said, and would not give it back.
Jeudy was arrested and spent one night in Arapahoe County Jail before his preliminary court hearing the next morning, when he was released on bond.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown said at a May 13 news conference that Jeudy was cooperative during his arrest and that there was no physical violence involved in the incident.
“The second portion of this is a domestic violence enhancer and I know the word ‘violence’ connotates physical contact. I can tell you specifically that there was no physical contact between Mr. Jeudy and the female party in this investigation. It solely involved property,” Brown said.
“There was no damage to property,” the sheriff added. “All that happened is that there was an accusation that property was being withheld and deputies determined that there was enough probable cause to make an arrest.”