Wondy Pierre-Louis posts bond, released from jail

By Adam Silverstein
January 20, 2010

Former Florida Gators cornerback Wondy Pierre-Louis has been released from Alachua County Jail after posting $40,000 bond, reduced from $185,000 yesterday by Judge Walter Green. He was being held on five felony counts associated with domestic violence but claims the charges against him are “a lie.”

In court on Tuesday, Pierre-Louis’ girlfriend denied much of the police report attributed to statements she made to law enforcement after calling 911 the morning of the alleged incident. “I do not fear for my life or anything like that,” she told the court. “He’s not a danger to anyone. He couldn’t hurt a frog.” She was present at the hearing with Pierre-Louis’ attorney.

Though she asked that the charges against Pierre-Louis be dropped, the case is now in the hands of State Attorney Bill Cervone. Cervone will hold an investigation to determine whether or not there is sufficient evidence to mount a case against Pierre-Louis for the allegations he was wanted for on Sunday.

“While the victim of any crime is entitled to input as to what should happen, and while that is a factor we consider, the final decision as to what charges, if any, go forward is ours,” Cervone told Florida Today on Tuesday. “Similarly, the charges as alleged by law enforcement when making an arrest are not binding on us, and we will review the available evidence, the requirements of the law, and everything else involved in making a charging decision.”

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One Comment

  1. Daniel M. says:

    Without her testimony, as usual, there is no case. This one goes in the trash bin. Count your lucky “stars” Wondy.

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