WBO/WBC light welterweight world champion, Terence Crawford, has been sentenced to 50 days in jail for an incident that occurred at a vehicle body shop in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.
The sentencing comes less than one week after Crawford successfully defended his world title with an eighth round TKO victory over John Molina at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.
Crawford was found guilty of property damage and disorderly conduct in September but was found not guilty of trespassing.
Each charge carries a maximum sentence of six months as well as a $500 fine.
The altercation resulted for which Crawford was sentenced occurred last April at Extreme Custom Fleet & Auto, an Omaha-based body shop.
The body shop had completed work on two vehicles for Crawford who had paid a 50% deposit but claimed to be unhappy with the finished job and refused to pay the outstanding balance.
Crawford went to the shop, along with friends, to take his car. This resulted in a confrontation with the body shop owner, Michael Nelson, and ended with over $3000 worth of damage to a hydraulic lift.
The incident was captured by Nelson, on CCTV, as was shown to the court during the trial.
According to Omaha World-Herald, Douglas County Judge, Marcena Hendrix, told Crawford during sentencing “You’ve continued to act as if you’re above the law, and you are not.”
Whilst Omaha city prosecutor, Makayla Maclin, noted that Crawford was “not truthful” during the presentence investigations.
After the hearing, Crawford’s attorney, Matthew Kahler, told reporters that he hoped to have Crawford out of jail, on appeal, by the end of the day.