Heavyweight Boxer, Jared Anderson, Arrest

Heavyweight Boxer Jared Anderson Arrested For Allegedly Obstructing Police

This is the second time in four months that Anderson has been arrested.

Heavyweight boxer Jared Anderson, was arrested Thursday, Feb. 29, for allegedly obstructing police in Huron Township, Michigan, according to ESPN.

No details about the arrest were given. This is the second time Anderson has been arrested in four months.

In November, the heavyweight contender was arrested and charged with improperly handling firearms in a vehicle while knowingly under the influence and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

According to WTOL, a report from the Oregon (Ohio) Police Department stated that Anderson was pulled over for driving 55 m.p.h. in a posted 40 m.p.h. zone.

The police officer said that he could smell weed coming from Anderson’s car and saw an open container of Don Julio tequila in the vehicle. He also stated that the scent of alcohol was coming from Anderson. While searching his vehicle, police found the firearm in a locked glove box.

Anderson was released from jail after he posted a $7,500 bond.

In December, Anderson pleaded no contest to an amended charge of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. The charge of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs was dropped. He was fined $200 and given a 180-day suspended sentence at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, contingent on Anderson not committing a similar offense within one year.

Anderson, “The Real Big Baby,” has record of 16-0, with 15 wins coming by knockout. His last fight took place in August when he scored a technical knockout over Andriy Rudenko in the fifth round. He is slated to  fight April 13 vs. Ryad Merhy in Corpus Christi, Texas, which will be seen on ESPN.

Resisting and obstructing a police officer in Michigan is a felony “punishable by imprisonment for not more than two years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.”