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AEW's Jake Atlas Arrested On Domestic Battery Charge

Jake Atlas was arrested on May 23

All Elite Wrestling talent Jake Atlas was arrested in Orlando, Florida, on May 23 and charged with misdemeanour battery on his long-term partner.

The police report obtained by PWInsider and F4W Online noted police responded to a call about domestic violence at a friend's home at 12:57 am ET on May 23. This came after Atlas had been drinking on May 22 and called his partner to pick him up from a local bar. The partner tried to take Atlas home but Atlas wanted the victim to remain at the bar for more drinks. 

The victim stated Atlas wanted them to go back "to a female friend's house to engage in sexual activities." They did so but then Atlas, the victim claims, was upset when his partner showed "half more attention" to the female friend than Atlas which caused a "verbal argument." 

Atlas then allegedly became "physically aggressive" and charged at the victim which caused a witness to stop the AEW talent. The victim then left the apartment but Atlas followed and attempted to attack the victim again, scratching them and ripping their tank top. 

The 27-year-old was then separated from his partner and Atlas was given several opportunities to leave the scene but did not do so which resulted in police being called. The responding officer noted Atlas was given the opportunity to present his side of the incident but he only wanted to "speak badly" about the victim. It was then determined that Atlas was the aggressor and he was arrested.

On the day of his arrest, Atlas signed a no-contact order in which he agreed to have no communication and to stay 500 feet away from the victim. He was released from jail on May 2 and will appear in court on June 28. 

Atlas signed with All Elite Wrestling in January 2022. He suffered a torn ACL in his second match for the promotion a few days later during a taping of Rampage and he has been out of action ever since.

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