The search for Donny Aaron is over.
Nine months after the now-estranged husband and former coach of UFC flyweight Andrea Lee went on the run in the wake of domestic violence charges stemming from an Aug. 4, 2018, incident involving Aaron and Lee, the 43-year-old Aaron has been arrested and extradited back to Shreveport, La.
MMA Fighting confirmed the arrest with Shreveport Police Department spokesperson Christina Curtis following an initial report by MMA Junkie. Aaron was arrested on May 24 in Upshur County, Texas, which is about a 90-minute drive from Shreveport, after being stopped by an officer for allegedly speeding in a school zone and later found to be possessing an illegal amount of marijuana.
Following his arrest, Aaron was extradited to Caddo Parish, La., on Wednesday, where he was charged with failure to appear in court and domestic battery. Aaron has been on the run since a warrant was issued for his arrest last August. In the alleged incident, Aaron is accused of having choked Lee, putting a cigarette out on her arm, and refusing to allow Lee to leave their house to go train.
Per ESPN, citing a jail spokesperson, Aaron has been released on a $1,700 bail bond and awaits a court date.
Aaron also made headlines for having Neo-Nazi symbols tattooed on his arm, for which he offered various explanations as to why he would not remove them or have them covered.
Additionally, in 2009, Aaron was found guilty of negligent homicide for the death of Ronald Jamison after shooting Jamison multiple times outside of Aaron’s home, and he was previously charged with assaulting an ex-wife’s fiance. In both instances, Aaron was arrested and served jail time.