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Floyd Mayweather Jr Arrested for Larceny, Domestic Violence

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By Laura Strachan, Esq. on September 13, 2010 9:57 AM

The city of sin is also the site of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s recent arrest on charges of larceny and domestic violence. The boxing superstar has been arrested by Las Vegas police, and is currently being held on $3,000 bail.

According to celebrity news outlet TMZ, Mayweather and his ex-girlfriend Josie Harris got into a physical altercation in which the boxer supposedly attacked and threatened to kill Harris at her Las Vegas home. The larceny charges are related to various items Harris claims Mayweather took from her house during the incident. Harris is the mother of three of Mayweather's children.

Larceny, or theft is the taking of the property of another with an intent to keep it. In the case of Floyd Mayweather Jr, Harris claims that the professional boxer stole her iphone, among other items. Harris, and other victims of larceny, typically have options when it comes to this charge -- the accuser can seek damages for the lost goods, or can use the court to compel the return of the item (if possible).

The much bigger charge in Mayweather's recent arrest will concern the claims of domestic violence. In addition to seeking a protective order against Mayweather, Harris can also choose to cooperate with any criminal charges prosecutors decide to file, which can vary in degree depending on the extent of her injuries, and whether any of their young children were present during the violent encounter. The reaching effect of a domestic violence charge does not end there, as there may also be child endangerment concerns to come out of this altercation, once the specifics of the encounter are clarified.

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