WWE Suspends Rich Swann After 205 Live Star Is Arrested For Kidnapping, False Imprisonment
WWE suspended Rich Swann following his arrest in Florida on Sunday, Dec 10. The 205 Live star was arrested for kidnapping and false imprisonment.
On Sunday, the Gainesville Police Department released Swann's incident report on their official Twitter account. A mug shot of Swann was also uploaded online following numerous national media requests from the department.
Rich Swann Gets Suspended By WWE
The duration of Swann's suspension is unclear as of the moment, but WWE said that it will all depend on the results of the investigation that is already taking place.
Meanwhile, Swann was accused of kidnapping and battering his wife, Vannarah Riggs, as well as false imprisonment, following an altercation that took place while they were inside their car.
After their heated argument escalated, Riggs got out of the vehicle and left Swann. However, the WWE superstar stopped in the middle of the traffic and grabbed his wife by her arm.
An onlooker told police officials that Swann placed Riggs in a headlock and dragged her back into their car when she refused to follow his orders. Riggs, who is also a pro wrestler, screamed for help.
Another insider said that Riggs did not put his car on park mode that's why it kept moving through the traffic. It eventually hit a telephone pole.
Swann initially denied dragging his wife back into their car and said that Riggs went back with him on her own. He also said that he ran after her to get her phone because he was using her GPS for directions.
Will Rich Swann Go To Jail?
Following the incident, the pro wrestler was booked for simple battery and false imprisonment at the Alachua County Jail.
If proven guilty of kidnapping, Swann could face up to five years in prison. He is also scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Dec. 11.
Kidnapping or false imprisonment in Florida is considered a third-degree felony. On top of the possible prison sentence, Swann may also be required to pay a $5,000 fine.
Battery, on the other hand, is a first-degree misdemeanor in Florida. Penalties include a $1,000 fine, one year in jail or 12-month probation.
As of late, Riggs has not yet released her statement regarding the incident.
Swann and Riggs just got married nine months ago. They were together for five years before they tied the knot earlier this year.
Due to numerous national media requests...mugshot and arrest report for Rich Swann can be found here: https://t.co/PvQj5B7A7n
(Redactions made in accordance with FSS 119 that protects home address/phone of domestic violence victim.) pic.twitter.com/EgjbzTbjNq
— Gainesville Police (@GainesvillePD) December 10, 2017