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The Hits Just Keep on Comin' for Monson

Written by Tom Ngo
January 21st, 2009
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Just days after Washington state police charged MMA fighter Jeff Monson with first degree malicious mischief, the troubled fighter was arrested on Monday by the Davies County Police Department in North Carolina for domestic violence and property damage charges.

Authorities were called to the residence of Stephanie Trapani, 30, and detained Monson for “assault to a female” and “damage to property” following an alleged domestic dispute. According to Captain Hartman of the Davies County Sheriff’s Office, Trapani and Monson had a “dating relationship” in the past.

Monson has been incarcerated at the Davies County Detention Center since his arrest on Monday.

As reported by The Olympian, Trapani was also arrested for damage to Monson’s property. Trapani threw out Monson’s cell phone after finding out he was romantically involved with other women.

She posted bail on Monday and was subsequently released.

Monson’s bail has been set at $22,000, however the Davies County Sheriff’s Office said that a judge could decide to hold the legally challenged fighter for longer after they were contacted by Washington state officials regarding Monson’s legal issues there.

Last week, Monson was charged by Washington state police for spray painting an anarchy symbol on the state capitol building.

ESPN the Magazine had done a piece on Monson regarding his involvement with the Olympia anarchist movement. Monson and his fellow Olympia followers are protesting the war in Iraq and the current economic disparities between the rich and the poor.

The piece included a picture of a man holding a spray-paint can painting the Anarchy symbol, and the photo caption identified Monson as the artist, which he later confirmed.

Moson has compiled a 27-8 professional record, and was victorious in his last bout against Ricco Rodriguez in December.

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