Nick Gordon, who was held legally responsible for the death of his girlfriend Bobby Kristina Brown in 2015, has been released on $15,500 bond after his arrest was for allegedly kidnapping and beating his current girlfriend.
Gordon, 28, appeared in court on Sunday morning in Sanford, Florida, where he was granted bail one day after his arrest on charges of domestic violence battery and false imprisonment.
Bond was set at $15,000 for the kidnapping charge and an additional $500 for the battery charge, and Gordon was released in the condition that he wear an ankle monitor. Gordon was taken into custody on Saturday afternoon after a complaint was filed by his live-in girlfriend of two months, 26-year-old Laura Leal.
According to the arrest report, Gordon struck Leal ‘by hitting and punching her in the face and the back of the head with a closed fist’ sometime between 12:30am and 7:00am on Saturday morning.Leal, his live-in girlfriend of two months, told police that she and Gordon went out to eat at Duffy’s Sports Bar in nearby Lake Mary, Florida, on Friday night to watch Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. After the game, the couple returned to their home in Sanford.Leal says that sometime between 12:30am and 1am, a heated argument erupted.’The argument became physical and lasted through the night,”Leal stated that Gordon would not allow her to leave the apartment and continued to punch and hit her,’. Just after dawn, Leal says she ran into Nick Gordon’s mother’s bedroom and woke her up.
When Michelle Gordon saw the injuries allegedly caused by her son, she helped Leal ‘in getting her out of the house’ and drove her to her sister’s home.
Carla Leal then drove her sister to the Sanford Police Department.Officers took statements from Leal and her sister. They then drove to Gordon’s home and arrested him.
Gordon’s mother was not at the house when the officers were there, according to the report.
Nick Gordon, 28, appeared in court on Sunday morning in Sanford, Florida, where he was granted bail one day after his arrest on battery and kidnapping