DENVER — Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was arrested by Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department Thursday, The Gazette learned through the Sheriff's office.
A probable cause statement signed by Nicholas Caines indicates he arrested Jeudy shortly before 10:15 a.m. Thursday on suspicion of criminal tampering and domestic violence, both misdemeanors. Jeudy is on a "no bond hold" which means he will have to see a judge before he is released, meaning he will spend Thursday night at Arapahoe County Detention Facility. The no bond hold is based on a clause that requires the hold on all domestic violence cases. Jeudy is set to have a court hearing Friday at 8:30 a.m.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown said there was no physical contact between Jeudy and the female accuser.
"I know the word 'violence' connotates physical contact," Brown said. "I can tell you guys specifically there was no physical contact between Mr. Jeudy and the female party in this investigation. It solely involved property. There was no damage to property. All that happened was there was an accusation that there was property being withheld and the deputy determined there was enough probable cause to make an arrest."
Brown added that Jeudy was cooperative and taken into custody without incident.
Jeudy's girlfriend, with whom he shares a child, requested help getting back her wallet and items for their baby, including formula and medical paperwork, that Jeudy had put in his car and wouldn't let her access, according to the probable cause statement. She was trying to go to Virginia but couldn't without her wallet and items for their baby, she said.
She told Caines "things got crazy" between her and Jeudy Wednesday night but didn't elaborate, according to the statement. She said she didn't want Jeudy to get in trouble and just wanted her things back so she could leave.
The probable cause statement said Jeudy took the items in retaliation for his girlfriend taking one of his phones. She said Jeudy has "jealousy issues," and hides her phone from him as a result.
Around 3:15 p.m. Thursday, a spokesperson for the sheriff's department said Jeudy had not yet been formally charged. Brown said Jeudy's potential punishment could involve a fine and "small jail time."
"When it comes to the severity of charges this is a very low-level misdemeanor but we take all cases of domestic violence seriously," Brown said. "It's important to make sure the victims' voices are heard in these specific situations."
Professional football player Jerry Jeudy has been arrested by Arapahoe Co sheriff deputies. He's being held at the Arapahoe Co jail on charges of 2nd degree criminal tampering w/a domestic violence enhancer, a misdemeanor. He's on a no bond hold. He's innocent until proven guilty— Arapahoe Sheriff (@ArapahoeSO) May 12, 2022
The Broncos said in a statement they "are aware of the matter involving Jerry Jeudy and are in the process of gathering more information.” The police did notify the organization shortly after the arrest.
Denver Gazette reporter Julia Cardi contributed to this report.
This is a developing story. Additional details will be added as they become available.