Sunday, May 12

D.C. United’s Jeahze arrested in Sweden, suspected of assault

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — D.C. United defender Mohanad Jeahze is in custody in Sweden on suspicion of two counts of assault, Swedish prosecutors mentioned.

Jeahze, who was born in Sweden and performs for Iraq’s nationwide staff, has been suspended by Major League Soccer pending an investigation by the league and Swedish authorities.

Jeahze, 26, was arrested on Saturday after the second of the alleged assaults, each of which came about in Stockholm, the Swedish Prosecution Authority mentioned. He was on permitted go away from D.C. United on the time of his arrest.

The first alleged assault occurred a while between Dec. 15-31, in accordance with court docket paperwork.

No prices have been introduced in opposition to Jeahze, who denies any wrongdoing.

There was a detention listening to on Monday in Stockholm’s district court docket, which dominated that Jeahze might be detained till May 8. By that point a cost have to be dropped at the court docket, or the case can be dropped.

According to court docket paperwork, Jeahze is being held as a result of there’s a danger he’ll “abscond or otherwise evade prosecution or punishment,” impede the investigation by eradicating proof, or “continue his criminal activities.”

Jeahze opposed the grounds for his detention.

“D.C. United will remain in close contact with Major League Soccer, the MLS Players Association, and Swedish authorities during the investigation,” the MLS mentioned.

Jeahze signed for D.C. United, which is coached by England soccer nice Wayne Rooney, on the finish of final 12 months, having performed in Sweden for varied golf equipment from 2015-22.

Jeahze sustained an damage in opposition to Montreal on April 16.

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