Victim asks judge to drop charges in domestic dispute case

Booking Photo of Jerry Jeudy (Provided by Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office)

The mother of Jerry Jeudy’s 1-month-old child asked an Arapahoe County judge on Friday to dismiss the case against the Denver Broncos wide receiver, saying she never felt threatened during the domestic dispute that led to the 23-year-old’s arrest Thursday.

The victim told Judge Chantel Contiguglia that she made contact with the authorities to “monitor the situation” but that Jeudy never made physical contact during the dispute.

Contiguglia did not immediately dismiss the case against Jeudy, who was arrested Thursday on a misdemeanor second-degree criminal tampering charge that included a domestic violence sentence enhancer. She imposed a mandatory protection order, although the victim said she did not want a no-contact order.

Jeudy was released on a personal-recognizance bond and will be allowed to travel.

A spokesperson for the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, which is prosecuting the case, said in an email that “at this time, the case is not dismissed” and is still set for arraignment.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown, during a news conference Thursday, said “there was no physical contact” during the domestic dispute between Jeudy and the woman with whom Jeudy has an ongoing relationship and a child.

Authorities were called after the woman reported she wanted to leave a residence, but Jeudy allegedly had withheld her wallet, a child car seat and the child’s paperwork. All of it was locked in a vehicle, Brown said.

Jeudy’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg, told reporters after the hearing in the Centennial that it was “extreme” for Jeudy to spend the night in jail for an incident that did not involve any violence or threats of violence.

“Hopefully people will understand that bad things happen to good people,” Steinberg said.

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