Roger Mayweather arrested on strangulation charges
Retired professional boxer Roger Mayweather has been arrested on charges of coercion with force and battery-strangulation and booked into the Clark County Detention Center.
Mayweather, brother of welterweight Floyd Mayweather, is accused of harassing Melissa St. Vil, at a home he owns on Trotwood Lane in Las Vegas, according to a Metro police arrest report.
Police said they found St. Vil being held by Mayweather and coughing up blood when she was let go. They said paramedics found signs of strangulation on her throat and defense wounds on the side of Mayweather's face.
Police also said after being struck in the ribs several times and choked to near-unconsciousness, St. Vil fought back with a lamp. A laceration was found on Mayweather's head, and the lamp was found to have blood on it, the arrest report said.
St. Vil told police she heard Mayweather knock on her door, but she did not answer it. She said as a boxer, she had trained with Mayweather about three months ago, but was now training under new people. She said her roommate was renting the home from Mayweather.
St. Vil said Mayweather has been following her and harassing her.
Metro Police arrested Roger Mayweather, Floyd Mayweather Junior's uncle, Sunday on charges of coercion with force and strangulation. Roger Mayweather, head trainer for Las Vegas boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., considered by some to be the best pound for pound boxer in the world is now facing some serious charges.
According to the report, Roger Mayweather attacked one of his former boxers, a woman named Melissa St. Vil.
St. Vil was training under Roger Mayweather about three months ago, but then she decided to train under someone else. According to the police report since she terminated her agreement with Roger he has been harassing her and following her around.
Then Sunday he reportedly showed up at her apartment. St. Vil says Roger grabbed and hit her several times in her ribs. He then wrapped his hands around her throat nearly causing her to pass out. She grabbed a small lamp and hit him over the head to defend herself.
When police arrived they say St. Vil was spitting coughing and spitting blood. Roger Mayweather was arrested and charged with coercion with force and battery strangulation.
We are working to get comment from Mayweather's camp. Click here to read the arrest report.