MMA Fighter Jeff Monson Arrested, Jailed on Assault Charge

The mixed martial arts heavyweight Jeff Monson has been arrested and jailed in North Carolina for suspicion of assault on a female and injury to real property, The Olympian is reporting.

Monson was already facing felony charges in connection with the picture at right, which was published in ESPN the Magazine. It shows Monson spray-painting an anarchist symbol on the Washington State Capitol.

The new charges come after a woman said Monson attacked her and damaged her home. From The Olympian:
Stephanie Trapani, 30, of Advance, North Carolina, said Monson is in jail for trashing her home and grabbing her after an argument Saturday. Trapani says she had a romantic relationship with Monson, but they got in an argument after found out he had romantic relationships with other women. She also alleges "he has two wives." She said she found out information about his other girlfriends on his cell phone and she then threw the cell phone out the window of her car while she was driving to pick him up at the gym. When he found out his cell phone was gone when they returned to Trapani's home, he got angry. "He went ballistic," she said.
Trapani (pictured here) also works in MMA; she has worked as a ring card girl and as a spokesmodel for MMA clothing lines.

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