Thursday, May 16, 2013

Warrant Issued For Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson's Arrest (Update: He's in Jail)

If you see Chad Johnson, née Chad Ochocinco, let him know police in Broward County, Florida are looking for him. The Sheriff’s office issued an an arrest warrant for the former NFL player on May 7 for skipping out on his probation and a court-ordered domestic violence counseling program.
Johnson apparently missed two probation check-ins in February and March, and a warrant for his arrest was signed by a judge on May 7. His whereabouts remained a mystery Thursday. The unemployed football player, who legally changed his name to “Chad Ochocinco” (after his jersey number, 85) only to revert to his previous surname, tweeted Thursday that he was “Chilly in Pasadena.’’ Johnson’s Fort Lauderdale attorney, Adam Swickle, was on vacation Thursday and unavailable for comment. Johnson was arrested in August after he allegedly head-butted his wife of one month, Evelyn Lozada. The two had a blow-up after she found a receipt for condoms in his car, police said at the time. As the couple pulled into the driveway of their Davie home, Johnson allegedly hauled off and struck her with his head.[...] The Miami Beach High grad pleaded no contest in September to charges of misdemeanor domestic violence and, as part of a plea deal, was sentenced to one year’s probation and ordered to undergo counseling.

source: Miami Herald
Chad and Evelyn were married July 4, 2012 and divorced just 11 weeks later, on Sept 19.

Update, May 20: Chad was arrested and appeared in court this morning. A judge ordered he be held on a $1,000 bond. Prosecutors had asked that he serve 60 days behind bars. A final hearing will be held June 3.

source: WTVJ
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