UPDATE: It seems they really do have bond hearings on Sunday in Seminole County! TMZ reports that bond for the false imprisonment felony was set at $15K and the domestic assault charge bond was set at $500. Nick is going to have trouble bonding out due to his finances.
But that is not his only problem. The judge is not going to let him go back to where he was living. I believe that Nick has been living with his mother since he returned to Florida and is not working. It seems the victim was shacking up with him in his room. Since they were both technically living there, he cannot return there until a judge determines everyone’s legal residence.. He has been told to have no contact with the girl and was order to wear an ankle monitor.
If Gordon is able to bond out, he’s going to be looking for places to couch surf. If he is on any sort of medication for mental issues he’s been off them for at least two days. That should add some spice to the mix.
Seminole County Sheriff’s office confirms that Nick Gordon is in custody in Sanford, Florida. In accordance with the old adage,”there’s someone for everyone,” someone has decided that Nick Gordon ticks off all the requirements on what she is looking for in a man. I get that a good man is hard to find, and lots of people will lower their standards, but how is “someone who did not murder his last girlfriend by drowning her in the bathtub” not still on everyone’s list?
The young lady who has apparently decided to live with Nick Gordon, because what could possibly go wrong, claims that Nick beat her on Friday night and she was unable to leave the apartment until Saturday morning.
This morning she stopped by the police department to give a statement and the police headed over to the apartment where they found him laying out by the pool and took him into custody. He was charged with
BATTERY-TOUCH OR STRIKE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
a first degree misdemeanor, with penalties that may include up to one year in jail or twelve months probation, and a $1,000 fine.
Due to the ‘domestic’ nature of the crime, the accused will face additional mandatory penalties under Chapter 741, Florida Statutes, including:
- Completion of a 26 week Batterer’s Intervention Program (BIP);
- 12 months of probation;
- 5 days required jail (if the defendant is adjudicated guilty and there is bodily injury); See Section 741.283, Florida Statutes;
- Additional community service hours;
- Loss of important civil liberties;
- Imposition of an injunction or ‘no contact’ order.
Under Florida law, false imprisonment is a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine Under Florida law, simply putting your hands on someone and holding them down is considered false imprisonment. TMZ has photos of bruising on the victim’s upper arm. Also in the photos I noted a hospital band on her wrist.
Nick will be sitting in the Seminole County Jail tonight. Their website shows that he has bail hearing tomorrow morning at nine a.m. That seems odd to me because tomorrow is Sunday. Usually if you are arrested on a weekend, you are in the tank until Monday morning. We shall see.