Former professional boxer Azea Augustama is being held on $3 million bond after being arrested for threatening to commit a mass capturing at a boxing fitness center in Miami.
The 39-year-old Augustama was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Middle on Wednesday and is going through two counts of constructing written threats to commit a mass capturing and one rely of constructing a written risk to kill or trigger bodily damage.
The costs stem from threats he made on Instagram in direction of individuals on the Boxr fitness center in Miami, which had revoked his membership on November 11 after he received into an argument with one other member.
Augustama returned to the fitness center with police on Tuesday to retrieve his belongings, however started making threats on his social media platform. He posted a deposit receipt for an AK-47 firearm and tagged the fitness center on Instagram, and in addition posted images of the Parkland faculty shooter, who had killed 17 individuals at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive College in 2018, with a caption that acknowledged he was “contemplating capturing” individuals on the fitness center. The affidavit additionally states that he had messaged somebody with a photograph of a possible sufferer, saying “he’s first once I get my gun or with one thing else first (RIP).”
Augustama had pushed to a pawn store to place a $150 deposit on an AK-47, and was arrested on the pawn store.
Augustama, who had a professional file of 20-3 (12 knockouts), final fought in 2017, dropping a cut up resolution to Venezuelan boxer Gusmyr Perdomo in Haiti for a minor WBA title. He boxed below the nickname “The Haitian Hitman.”
The Haiti-born Augustama turned professional in 2009 after an novice profession the place he represented Haiti within the 2008 Olympics and received the 2008 Nationwide Golden Gloves. He fought a lot of future professional champions within the amateurs, together with Artur Beterbiev and Eleider Alvarez, plus future Olympic gold medalist Julio Cesar La Cruz of Cuba.
His professional profession was much less excessive profile, together with wins over trial horses Cory Cummings and Rayco Saunders, and a shutout resolution loss to Edwin Rodriguez in his greatest combat as a professional.
Ryan Songalia has written for ESPN, the New York Every day Information, Rappler and The Guardian, and is a part of the Craig Newmark Graduate College of Journalism Class of 2020. He will be reached at [email protected].