AEW World Tag Team Champion Cash Wheeler was arrested Friday morning by the Orlando Police Department.
He has been charged with one count of aggravated assault with a firearm. He was booked in Circuit Court, according to county records.
AEW issued a statement to the Sentinel, which reads: “AEW has been made aware of the charge, and we are closely monitoring the situation. (Wheeler) is fully cooperating with local authorities.”
Wheeler currently teams with Dax Harwood in AEW, where the team are in their second reign as AEW Tag Team Champions.
The pair are set to take on The Young Bucks next week at Wembley Stadium, for the AEW pay per view “All In”.
The show has sold over 80,000 tickets and is set to become the largest wrestling event of all time.
Cash Wheeler’s FTR are set to defend their titles against the Young Bucks, in the third match of their legendary trilogy.
No other details have been revealed about Cash Wheeler, and whether he will be available to wrestle at All In.
We will keep you updated in this article if any more information becomes available about Cash Wheeler’s arrest.
The alleged crime took place in Florida, where Cash Wheeler was charged with “Aggravated Assault with a Firearm”.
Under Florida law 784.021, Aggravated Assault is an enhanced type of assault charge involving either the use of a deadly weapon or an intent to commit a felony. The penalties for aggravated assault are severe, and many such offenses carry minimum mandatory prison sentences.
An “aggravated assault” is an assault:
(a) With a deadly weapon without intent to kill; or (b) With an intent to commit a felony.
In Florida, it is classified as a third degree felony that is punishable by up to five years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine. Other penalties include:
-County jail -Permanent criminal conviction -Community control, house arrest or supervised probation -Anger Management Course -Forfeiture of the firearm
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