Isaiah Buggs Arrest: Chiefs, Former Alabama DL Charged with Domestic Violence

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A few weeks after being accused of misdemeanor animal cruelty, Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs was reportedly arrested in Alabama and charged with burglary and domestic abuse. This is the latest set of problems for the Super Bowl champion team, which unpleasant off-season headlines have beset.

Isaiah Buggs Arrest:

According to jail documents from the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle and former Alabama star Isaiah Buggs was arrested and charged on Sunday with second-degree burglary and second-degree domestic abuse.

Buggs was freed after posting a $5,000 bail. Patch broke the initial story of Buggs’s arrest.

After signing a futures deal with the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs in February, 27-year-old Greggs had a rocky offseason that continued with his arrest on Sunday.

After being accused of mistreating two canines, Buggs handed himself into the Tuscaloosa County Jail in May. According to court filings, a pit bull and rottweiler were abandoned on the screened-in back porch of a house that Buggs was renting without access to food or water. Witnesses informed authorities that Buggs had recently moved out of the property, both dogs were malnourished, and the house appeared to have been abandoned.

Buggs’ representative, Trey Robinson, refuted the accusations and said that Buggs is the target of a “subversive campaign” to shut down the Tuscaloosa hookah bar he runs.

Robinson then released a statement: “Mr. Buggs does not, under any circumstances, condone the mistreatment of any animal.” “The dogs at issue did not belong to him, and he was unaware they remained at the property in question.”

Buggs, a native of Ruston, Louisiana, transferred from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to play at Alabama from 2017 to 2018. In addition to being a member of the Crimson Tide’s national championship squad in 2017, he was named to the AFCA’s second-team all-America and second-team all-SEC as a senior in 2018.

In the 6th of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected him. Before joining the Chiefs in January as a squad member, he played for the Detroit Lions and Las Vegas Raiders.

What Offense is Isaiah Buggs Accused of?

Buggs is accused of committing two Class B crimes in Alabama, namely second-degree burglary and second-degree domestic violence.

The Alabama Criminal Code, Section 13A-6-131, defines second-degree domestic abuse as follows:

(a)(1) A person is guilty of violence in the second degree if they also commit assault in the second degree under Section 13A-6-21, intimidation of a witness under Section 13A-10-123, stalking under Section 13A-6-90, burglary in the second or third degree under Sections 13A-7-6 and 13A-7-7, or criminal mischief in the first degree under Section 13A-7-21. The victim is a current or former parent, stepparent, child, stepchild, grandparent, step-grandparent, grandchild, or step-grandchild, as well as any person with whom the defendant shares a child, a current household member or a person who has or has been dating the defendant.

(2) Non-romantic or non-intimate co-residents are not considered household members for this section, and a dating relationship is defined as a current or past romantic or intimate connection in which one party expects the other to be affectionate or sexually involved.

(b) Second-degree domestic abuse is classified as a Class B felony; nevertheless, the offender will serve a minimum of six months in jail without the possibility of probation, release, good time credits, or sentence reduction for any consecutive convictions under this paragraph.

According to Alabama’s criminal code, second-degree burglary is defined as follows:

(a) A person is guilty of burglary in the second degree if they willfully enter or remain outside of a building with the intent to steal something or commit another crime there; additionally, if they flee the scene of the crime as soon as they gain entry, while inside the building, or while participating in it:

(1) carries explosives in their possession, or (2) injures physically anyone who is not involved in the crime; or (3) while gaining entry, carries a deadly weapon or other dangerous instrument; or (4) while inside the building or during the quick escape, uses or threatens to use a deadly weapon or other dangerous instrument against someone else. The simple act of obtaining a lethal weapon or dangerous instrument during the break-in does not constitute the use or threat of using one of these items.

Isaiah Buggs’s Statistics:

The 6-foot-3, 306-pound Buggs has made 89 tackles in his five-year NFL career, 42 of which have been solo, two sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and four passes defended.

He recorded 12 tackles in the previous season with the Lions, including seven solo stops, one sack, and one pass defensed. Buggs signed a contract with the Chiefs after being released by Detroit in January.

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