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Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrested on felony theft charge in domestic case

September 10, 2010 |  1:38 pm

Mayweather_300 Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was arrested Friday in Las Vegas and charged with felony theft related to a domestic violence complaint filed by a former girlfriend.

Mayweather, 33, was booked Friday on a grand larceny charge and was held on $3,000 bail, Las Vegas police Officer Bill Cassell told the Associated Press.

Richard Wright, Mayweather's attorney, said the boxer was accused of taking an iPhone from Josie Harris, the mother of three of his children. "He did not commit any grand larceny," Wright told the AP.

On Thursday, Harris made a police complaint and sought a Family Court protection order and alleged that Mayweather punched her in the head and twisted her arm.

You can read the news release from the Las Vegas Police Dept. here.

--Barry Stavro

Photo: Floyd Mayweather's booking photo. Credit: Las Vegas Police Department.