JAMELLE Cornley has a flight for the US on Sunday but risks not being able to make the trip.
Last season's PBA Governors’ Cup best import awardee is now detained at the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Station 10 for a battery of charges and risks spending the long Lenten Season weekend in jail.
Station chief Superintendent Marcelino Pedrozo enumerated the five charges being readied against Cornley, who went berserk after claiming he lost US$1,400 to hookers he brought to a Quezon City hotel.
The directive to file the appropriate charges came from no less than National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) police director Leonardo Espina.
"Alarm and scandal (for running amok in the hotel), malicious mischief (for damage to properties of Sir William’s hotel), disrespect of police authorities, resisting arrest and direct assault," he said.
“Sinuntok niya yung police ko, kung makikita mo ang video parang na-knock out sa boxing,” said Pedrozo. “Pag may nangyari sa police ko baka madagdagan pa yang kaso niya na yan."
The police was later identified as PO1 Anselmo Lazatin, who was rushed to the East Avenue Medical Center after complaining of numbness on his left hand and legs.
Spin.ph was also furnished a copy of a communication from Espina ordering the QCPD to file appropriate charges against Cornley.
“File all appropriate charges against this PBA player as may be necessary and appropriate, aside from direct assault. Copy furnish the PBA Commissioner of the criminal charges leveled against Cornley for his appropriate administrative action,” said Espina in his order.