Former NFL running back Zac Stacy was arrested for a brutal assault that was caught on tape. The former pro football player was seen in the video physically assaulting the mother of his child Kristin Evans. Following the assault Zac Stacy would flee to Nashville Tennessee. Kristin Evans would go online asking for people to help find the coward.
Zac Stacy would fly into Orlando Florida airport where he would be arrested for the assault. Kristin Evans who would file for a restraining order spoke about prior abuse at the hands of Zac Stacy. Zac Stacy was officially charged and would later be released on a ten thousand dollar fine. If Stacy is convicted of the charges that he is facing he could spend the next twenty years in prison.
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Former NFL running back Zac Stacy, who was seen on a violent video allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend, was arrested late Thursday after a manhunt, according to jail records.
Stacy was arrested in Orlando, Florida, and was booked into the Orange County Jail on charges of criminal mischief and aggravated battery. Police initially believed he had fled Florida after the incident occurred Sunday but he was later apprehended there.
Stacy, 30, appeared to beat his girlfriend in an incident at their home over the weekend. The video appeared to show Stacy throwing the woman into a television stand and hitting her, according to TMZ Sports. The gossip site, citing a restraining order application, reported that the woman said he punched her several times in the head.
Oakland, Florida, police said responding officers were at the scene “within two minutes” and Stacy had fled the scene.
Kristin Evans, the woman allegedly in the chilling video, applauded the arrest on Instagram.
“Personally I feel like the state should have several more charges,but thank you to everyone who made this possible!!! We are halfway there,” she wrote.
“CONVICTION & SENTENCING NEXT!!”
In the video, the woman can be heard begging for him to stop while a 5-month-old looks on while seated on the couch. At one point, the woman can be seen being body-slammed into one of the baby’s bouncy seats.
Stacy, who retired from the NFL in 2017, left before police arrived, and the woman said she visited the hospital after the incident and had bumps and bruises, TMZ Sports reported.
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Ex-NFL player Zac Stacy appeared before a judge Friday morning after he was arrested at Orlando International Airport on charges he beat the mother of his infant son at her home in Oakland last weekend.
Video showing the former running back attacking the woman went viral in recent days after the victim shared it online. Orlando police arrested Stacy after he exited an inbound flight from Nashville and took him to Orange County Jail, said OPD’s Heidi Rodríguez.
In court, his defense attorney said Stacy had flown back to Florida immediately after learning that Oakland police had issued a warrant for his arrest “with the intention of turning himself in.”
However, prosecutors noted that Stacy had left the state “immediately” after the alleged attack. They asked County Judge Andrew Bain to order Stacy to surrender his passport if granted release.
Bain agreed. He set Stacy’s bond at $10,150 on felony charges of aggravated battery and criminal mischief and also ordered him to have no contact with the victim if released and not possess any weapons or firearms.
Stacy spoke only briefly, to confirm he intended to return to Tennessee.
The Oakland Police Department said its officers responded to an emergency call Saturday around 2:30 p.m. and determined “a domestic violence battery had taken place and that the suspect, Zackary Stacy, had fled the scene,” the agency said in a statement.
TheOrange County Sheriff’s Office also tried to locate Stacy, a 30-year-old former running back for Vanderbilt University and laterthe St. Louis Rams and New York Jets, but “learned he had fled the state,” according to Oakland PD.
When officers arrived, they found the woman sitting on the living room couch with her shirt torn and food in her hair, an affidavit for Stacy’s arrestsaid.
Oakland police Detective Shawn Dozier wrote in the affidavit that he watched a video captured by the victim’s surveillance system that shows Stacy struck the woman twice, knockingher to the ground, then “picked her up like a ‘rag doll’ and threw her into a 65-inch television.”
The TV fell over on top of the woman, Dozier said, and “she balled up in a defensive manner.”
Footage alsoshows Stacy grabbing an object and throwing it at the woman’s head, according to Dozier.
“While she was still on the floor, pleading with [Stacy] to stop, he picked her up and body-slammed her down onto the baby walker, causing the object to break as she fell,” Dozier said.
In a public Facebook post, the victim shared multiple video clips of the incident that have since gone viral with the caption: “Vanderbilt’s finest Zac Stacy violent domestic abuse in front of our 5 month old son.”
Oakland police said Friday that officers responded to two other disturbances between Stacy and his son’s mother within the last few months.
In August, she contacted police to have Stacy removed from her home after an argument over rent money, according to an incident report. Stacy had been living in the home for four months and the woman told officers they argued when she didn’t have the money to pay him back.
Oakland police officer Anthony Edwards noted in the report there was no physical violence during the argument, but said Stacy “kept menacingly staring” at the woman as she cried while talking to officers.
Stacy eventually left the house and parked across the street, Edwards said, but left shortly after he noticed Edwards and a detective were watching him.
In September, the woman called police after Stacy allegedly struck the side of her head with a stack of mail while she held their baby, according to the incident report released Friday. He was not at the home when police arrived.
Paramedics treated the woman for ringing in her ears, the report said.
Although the woman declined to press charges, Oakland Police filed a domestic violence battery charge with the State Attorney’s Office, the department said in a statement.
Records show Zac Stacy filed a paternity suit against his child’s mother in October, claiming his ex had kept the boy away from him since they stopped living together in August. His suit sought a time-sharing agreement for custody and legally establish his parental rights.
The suit remains pending.
Meanwhile, Bain indicated during the hearing the victim had filed for a restraining order against Zac Stacy. Court records related to her petition were not available Friday, but Stacy was ordered to adhere to any related restrictions if released.