This puts a potential Tank Davis vs. Ryan Garcia fight in serious jeopardy.
If they can’t get the fight done before December 12th, Tank might be looking at some jail time for a hit-and-run accident in 2020 where he is accused of hitting a car with a pregnant woman in it and leaving the scene.
Usually, when prosecutors come up with a plea deal, the judge accepts it. Still, in this case, the testimony from one of the victims swayed him to reject the offer that would have led to no jail time for Davis via The Baltimore Banner.
A judge rejected a plea offer extended by prosecutors to Baltimore boxing champion Gervonta Davis that would have allowed him to avoid jail time for a 2020 hit-and-run crash in downtown Baltimore.
Davis, 27, is now set for a two-day trial starting December 12. The West Baltimore native, who has a perfect 27-0 boxing record with 25 knockouts, hinted on Instagram earlier this month that he planned to return to the ring in December.
Davis had accepted a deal that called for a one-year suspended sentence with two months of home confinement and work release, for charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury and damage to property, driving on a revoked license and running a red light.
But one of the victims of the crash, Jyair Smith, told Judge Melissa Phinn that she had suffered serious injuries and thought the plea deal was unfair. Smith was pregnant at the time of the crash, and said she looked Davis in the eyes and asked him for help before he fled. She said she suffered a serious knee injury and other complications.
“I don’t think this is acceptable either,” Phinn said. “The court will not accept it.”
Davis is charged with 14 counts, all of them misdemeanors, with most serious charges each carrying up to a year in jail.
Assistant State’s Attorney David Owens revealed in court that Davis had reached civil settlements with three victims from the crash. Smith’s attorney, Gil Amaral, said Davis’ team has ignored their attempts to reach a settlement.
Smith told Phinn on Wednesday that she was trapped in the car and asked Davis for help.
“I begged Mr. Gervonta Davis; I looked him in his eyes,” Smith said. “I said I have to get home to my daughter, I’m pregnant. He never once came over to help me. He got his things and left” the scene, she said.
Smith said she had knee and bladder surgery that has caused her to be unable to work, and she is suing Davis in civil court.
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