HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – An arrest warrant has been issued for Antonio Brown on three charges, including burglary with battery, following the most recent incident at his home.
Hollywood police were called to Brown’s residence in the Oaks Gated Community off Sterling Road at around 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
Upon arrival, police came in contact with a man who said he had been battered by Brown and his trainer, Glenn Holt.
Police said the victim, a van driver, tried to deliver some of Brown’s items from California. Police said Holt grabbed the keys from the delivery truck, cut the driver’s hand and started to unload items from the truck. Holt’s arrest report shows Brown played a role, too.
The arrest report for Holt stated that “when (the victim) arrived Brown refused to make payment for the delivery.”
The van driver left.
“As (the victim) was driving off Brown picked up a rock and threw it at (the victim’s) vehicle causing a small dent and paint chip on the driver’s side door,” the arrest report for Holt stated.
Police said Brown finally agreed to pay the money as well as extra money to cover the damages and the driver’s time. But when the driver came back, Brown refused to pay the extra cash.
The arrest report for Holt said another argument erupted and “Brown stepped up into the cabin of the vehicle and started to physically grab and pull (the victim). The altercation between Brown and (the victim) caused (the victim) to have a ripped shirt with multiple abrasions.”
Police said the victim suffered multiple scratches and a scrape during the incident. Once police arrived Tuesday at Brown’s home, investigators said Brown retreated inside his home and did not come out.
Eric Rudenberg, Holt’s attorney, reached an agreement with the prosecution for a $20,000 bond and he is to have no contact with the alleged victim.
“The police report alleges that there was a disagreement about movers and some items belonging to Antonio Brown. And then the charge that followed and led to my client’s arrest regarding the keys to the truck and an argument over possession of those keys,” said Rudenberg.
On Tuesday, Hollywood police spokesperson Christian Lata had stopped short of saying Brown was a suspect. He only added that detectives were “conducting a thorough investigation” and “looking into all aspects of the investigation.”
“Mr. Brown has been through a lot this year in the media and there’s an instinct sometimes to kick people when they’re down. I hope the public and State Attorney’s Office will wait to hear what the evidence is before jumping to any conclusions,” said Rudenberg prior to the arrest warrant being issued.
Brown is being charged with one count of burglary with battery, one count of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and one count of criminal mischief less than $1,000.
The Hollywood Police Department, which has now responded to four incidents involving Brown in the past three months, recently cut ties with Brown following an outburst aimed at officers responding to a domestic dispute.
Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, reportedly dropped him until Brown can seek counsel.