BALTIMORE (WJZ) — World lightweight boxing champion and Baltimore native Gervonta “Tank” Davis continues to fight legal troubles linked to a hit-and-run crash.
Davis, 26, is charged with 14 counts related to the November 2020 crash, including four counts of failing to return and remain at the scene of a crash involving bodily injury, court records show.
Court records show the boxer, whose case was listed on Monday’s docket in Baltimore City Circuit Court, is due back in court in March 2022.
The charges stem from a crash that occurred about 2 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020. Davis is accused of being behind the wheel of a Lamborghini that ran a red light at the intersection of Washington and Martin Luther King boulevards, struck another vehicle and fled the scene.
Four people inside the other vehicle were taken to an area hospital for treatment, but their injuries were not said to be serious.
In exclusive video obtained by WJZ, the Lamborghini can be seen crashing into a fence. Then its occupants get out and take off.
The crash happened just days after Davis successfully defended his WBA Lightweight Championship.
Fliers circulated on social media about a celebration for Davis at a Baltimore nightclub earlier that night. A law enforcement source told WJZ the crash happened less than 30 minutes after he left the club.
Davis faces the following charges:
- Four counts of Failure to immediately return and remain at scene of accident involving bodily injury 1 year
- One count of failure of driver involved in accident to render reasonable assistance to injured person 60 days
- One count of failure of vehicle driver involved in accident to furnish req. ID and license 60 days
- One count of failure of vehicle driver involved in accident to exhibit license to police 60 days
- One count of failure of vehicle driver involved in accident to report to nearest police 60 days
- One count of failure of vehicle driver in accident to locate and notify owner of unattended property of damage 60 days
- One count of failure of vehicle driver in accident to furnish required ID information in writing on unattended vehicle property 60 days
- One count of person driving motor vehicle on highway on suspended license and privilege 1 year
- One count of person driving motor vehicle on highway on revoked license and privilege 1 year
- One count of driving motor vehicle on highway without required license and authorization 60 days
- One count of driver fail to stop at steady circular red signal.
Davis continues to prepare for his fights in the ring alongside this legal battle. If convicted on all 14 counts, he could face more than seven years in prison.
It’s not the first time Davis has had a brush with the law.
In February 2020, he was charged with battery after a viral video captured an alleged altercation with his ex-girlfriend. The video appeared to show Davis battering his ex-girlfriend, with whom he shares a child, while at a celebrity basketball game in Miami.
WJZ has contacted Davis’ defense attorneys for comment and will update this story once they respond.