Terence Crawford given jail sentence

16/12/2016 09:34

Light welterweight world champion Terence Crawford has been sentenced to 90 days in jail in connection with a disturbance at an Omaha body shop in April.

The American was led away in handcuffs after being found guilty of disorderly conduct and damage to property for his actions at the body shop where his 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was painted.

His attorney, Matthew Kahler, lodged an appeal and said he hoped Crawford would be released after posting a $10,000 bond.

Extreme Custom Fleet & Auto Spa had billed Crawford $2,500 to paint the Monte Carlo.

Crawford paid about half up front but refused to pay the remainder as he was not happy with the work and the length of time it took to complete.

Owner Michael Nelson refused to release the vehicle until the $1,350 balance was paid, but Crawford took back the car himself and damaged a hydraulic lift in the process.

Judge Marcena Hendrix told Crawford: "You've continued to act as if you are above the law, and you are not".

He is expected to serve about 50 days under Nebraska's sentencing guidelines.

The judge also ordered Crawford to serve two years probation and do 120 hours of community service.