So Brett Rogers is back in jail.
The Apple Valley Patch reported today that Rogers was arrested for “violating the terms of his pre-sentencing release” in relation to his domestic abuse case that is awaiting sentencing.
Brett Charles Rogers, the mixed martial arts heavyweight fighter from Apple Valley who pleaded guilty last month to assaulting his wife in June, was arrested this morning on an outstanding warrant.
A warrant for Rogers’ arrest was issued Sept. 30 after he failed to comply with conditions of his pre-sentence release. He was arrested at 6 a.m. Monday.
He was scheduled to make a first appearance following his latest arrest Monday morning in Dakota County District Court in Hastings.
I’m still a little confused about what Rogers did to violate the terms of his release, but the crazy part is it’s not even the first time he’s got himself in hot water since he was arrested for allegedly beating his wife. A miscommunication between the courts and his legal team resulted in an arrest warrant in mid-September, but that was ultimately withdrawn. The second warrant, however, was not after it was suspected that Rogers violated a protection order against his wife.
As part of a plea agreement that was made last month, Rogers agreed to plea guilty to felony third-degree assault in exchange for having the charges of domestic assault by strangulation, harassment and endangering a child dropped. With the agreement in place and his sentencing still looming, you would think Rogers would have avoided getting in trouble at all costs, but apparently not.
He’s looking at a maximum of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. His attorney was confident after the deal was made that Rogers wouldn’t see jail time, but with these other arrests, you have to wonder if his optimism is waning.