APRIL 11, 2016
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (AP) — A former heavyweight boxer who served prison time in Nevada is now in trouble with the law in Arizona, where he also has a criminal conviction on his record.
Authorities say 43-year-old Ikemefula "Ike" Ibeabuchi (ee-bee-a-BOO'-chee) was arrested Thursday in Gilbert, Arizona, for allegedly violating conditions of his Arizona lifetime probation for a 1998 conviction in a sexual assault case.
Ibeabuchi was convicted in 2001 in Las Vegas of attempted sexual assault and battery. Nevada's prison system released Ibeabuchi in 2014, handing over the Nigerian-born man to immigration authorities. They released Ibeabuchi in late 2015 when Nigeria declined to provide travel documents.The Maricopa County Adult Probation Department says Ibeabuchi failed to begin a treatment program.
Ibeabuchi's lawyer, Todd Nolan, did not immediately return a call for comment Monday.