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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Is a Wanted Man in Las Vegas

December 17, 2010 (8:37 am) GMT
The boxer reportedly jabbed a man in the face during a parking dispute in his neighborhood and is now ordered to turn himself in.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Embattled boxer is wanted by Las Vegas authorities after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest. The sportsman's latest legal troubles stem from an alleged altercation with security guard Shayne Smith in November, when he reportedly jabbed the man in the face during a parking dispute in his neighborhood.

Mayweather, Jr. was charged with criminal battery and the case went to court last week. During the hearing, a judge signed a bench warrant making Mayweather, Jr. a wanted man, before immediately recalling the order. Prosecutors challenged the decision and complained the boxer had been given preferential treatment, prompting the judge to reissue the warrant this week.

If convicted, Mayweather, Jr. faces six months behind bars and a $1,000 fine, according to TMZ.com.

The arrest warrant is the latest of the star's legal woes. He is facing charges of coercion, grand larceny and robbery, as well as domestic battery stemming from a violent altercation with his ex-girlfriend in September, and was last month, he was accused of assault with a deadly weapon following a separate incident in Las Vegas.

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