Former Jet Zac Stacy was arrested in Florida Thursday night after allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend last weekend in front of their 5-month-old son, authorities said.
The 30-year-old former NFL running back was charged with aggravated battery and criminal mischief over the caught-on-camera assault of his baby’s mother, Kristin Evans, at her home on Saturday, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Police had said Stacy fled the Sunshine State after his alleged attack, but he was arrested by Orlando police, records show.
At a court appearance Friday, a judge ordered Stacy to turn in his passport, surrender any guns and have no contact with the victim, WESH-TV reported. The former athlete is being held in Orange County Jail with bond set at $10,150, the station said.
The former athlete is being held in Orange County Jail.
Stacy allegedly flew into a fit of rage after arriving at Evans’ home to visit their son.
He “struck [her] on the right side of her head, and picked her up and threw her against the television, causing it to crack and fall over,” according to police.
“He continued yelling at her and striking her while she got up from the floor, and picked her up again and threw her into the baby’s bouncy chair,” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by The Post.
“While she was still on the floor pleading for him to stop, he picked her up and body-slammed her onto a baby walker, causing the object to break,” the affidavit said.
In a restraining order, Evans claims Stacy had been abusing her since she became pregnant with his child last year, with the terrifying attacks escalating.
Police said they previously responded to two other domestic incidents involving the couple.
The first incident on Aug. 16 was a “verbal altercation” and Evans told police “no violence occurred.” Police were again called on Sept. 26 to an incident where Stacy allegedly hit Evans in the face with a handful of mail and then fled before police arrived. Evans declined to press charges, but Oakland PD filed a domestic violence battery charge with the state Attorney General anyway, cops said.
Stacy, a former fifth-round NFL pick, played in eight games for the Jets in 2015. Before that, he was a St. Louis Ram for two years.
Additional reporting by Marjorie Hernandez
“Tiger King” star Carole Baskin has repeatedly refused to speak to a Florida detective investigating the disappearance of her second husband who vanished in 1997, authorities said.
Cpl. Moises Garcia of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that Baskin turned down three interview requests after the investigation into the disappearance of Don Lewis was reopened following the wildly popular Netflix documentary.
When Lewis, a Tampa millionaire, vanished, Baskin was left with dozens of big cats at their animal sanctuary.
“Tiger King” sparked wild rumors and theories into Lewis’ fate. The sequel to the series was released on Wednesday.
Some have speculated the man was buried in a septic tank at the sanctuary, while others believe he may have started a new life in Costa Rica.
Baskin told The Associated Press that she referred Garcia to her lawyer. She also said she cooperated fully with authorities during the initial investigation.
“There is nothing that I know that is not either in the Sheriff’s files or in the diary I have published at SaveTheCats.org,” Baskin told the news service.
“And no way I am going to have a clearer memory, or anything to add, twenty-four years later.”
Baskin, herself, recently offered her own take on what happened to her second husband in response to a question on Reddit.
She said she believes he died in a plane crash over the Gulf of Mexico.
“He wasn’t licensed to fly, yet did all the time. He couldn’t file a flight plan and had to take off from closed airports to evade detection,” Baskin wrote.
“I think this was the most likely scenario.”
With Post wires