By Michael Marley
That iPhone valued at $322 is the least of Floyd Mayweather's criminal legal problems in Las Vegas.
His high priced lawyer Ronald Wright may be able to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee regarding the grand larceny charge involving the cellular phone that Mayweather allegedly took away from Baby Mama Josie Harris.
But now the Clark County District Attorney's Office is reviewing the complaint from Harris and the hospital photographs of her physical injuries from what she alleges was a domestic violence battery by the boxer with whom he shares three children.
I would expect the DA's office to announce that it's adding the battery to the grand larceny charge sometime this week.
It's the battery which is Mayweather's weak point if the prosecutors follow the Las Vegas Metro Police Department's considered recommendation that he be charged for that crime as well.
Release of the police report Monday revealed that prosecutors could have viable witnesses to Mayweather's alleged illegal use of his blazing fists.
Koraun Mayweather, the 10-year-old son of the fighter, told investigators he saw his father striking Harris as she slept on a couch. Evidently, Harris angered the fighter by going out bowling earlier that night with a male friend and by conceding that she was having sex with former Bishop Gorman High School and Tennessee hoop star CJ Watson.
Watson is a 26 year old who goes by the handle "Quiet Storm" on Twitter and has been a pro baller in Greece and then with the Golden State Warriors. He was recently traded to the Chicago Bulls.
Besides the boxer's own son, prosecutors could also call as fact witnesses Georgia Parker, a woman friend of Harris who seems to live on the Floyd owned property. While Harris was being treated at Southern Hills Hospital, Mayweather is said to have phoned her and ordered her off the premises.
She hung up on an angry Mayweather.
A fellow named James McNair accompanied Mayweather on his second early AM invasion of the house.
McNair may not like it but he can also be called to testify as to what he saw.
This is one fight where Mayweather's corner may have to throw in the towel.
Finally, between Floyd and Uncle Roger, I don't see either one being named "Las Vegas Landlord Of The Year."
It is clear, though, that both nephew and Roger do like to speed up the normal eviction process.
Michael Marley is the national boxing examiner for examiner.com. To read more stories by Michael Marley, Click Here.
They seem to favor "self help" evictions.
Roger is due to go to trial Oct. 25 on similar battery charges involving female boxer Melissa St. Vil.
Mayweather could get six months in a local jail if he is convicted of first time domestic battery.
L'il Floyd's first court date is Nov. 9, four days before Pacquiao crosses gloves with Antonio Margarito in Arlington, Texas.
An attempted murder trial in which Mayweather "associate" Ocie Harris is the defendant, is slated for a February trial, also in Clark County.
NEVADA REVISED STATUES:
NRS 200.485 Battery which constitutes domestic violence: Penalties; referring child for counseling; restriction against dismissal, probation and suspension; definitions.
1. Unless a greater penalty is provided pursuant to subsection 2 or NRS 200.481, a person convicted of a battery which constitutes domestic violence pursuant to NRS 33.018:
(a) For the first offense within 7 years, is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be sentenced to:
(1) Imprisonment in the city or county jail or detention facility for not less than 2 days, but not more than 6 months; and
(2) Perform not less than 48 hours, but not more than 120 hours, of community service.
Ê The person shall be further punished by a fine of not less than $200, but not more than $1,000. A term of imprisonment imposed pursuant to this paragraph may be served intermittently at the discretion of the judge or justice of the peace, except that each period of confinement must be not less than 4 consecutive hours and must occur at a time when the person is not required to be at his or her place of employment or on a weekend.
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