Former Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers has not been having a very good 2011.
Following a loss to Josh Barnett in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, Rogers was arrested and charged with multiple felonies for domestic violence.
Now Rogers and his wife have been served with a restraining order from neighbors accusing them of harassment.
According to court documents obtained by MMAWeekly.com from Dakota County, Minn., Rogers was served a restraining order that if violated could result in jail time and fines.
A neighbor named Brandi Luong filed the paperwork with the Dakota County Sherriff’s office claiming Rogers and his family routinely harass and frighten them because of a pending lawsuit also filed against the Rogers’ family.
The lawsuit stems from a dog bite incident in which allegedly Rogers’ family dog bit the neighbor’s son. Because of the pending lawsuit, the neighbor claims in the harassment order filed that Rogers and his family routinely walk the dog ‘purposefully’ by their house, while also yelling profanity at the neighbor from their adjourning courtyard.
The harassment order goes on to state from the neighbor that Rogers and his wife Tiuana, who was also named in the order, curse and harass them often, while their children come over on a regular basis to play with the victim’s kids.
According to the harassment order, the respondent claims they are afraid to go into their own yard out of fear from the harassment received from Rogers and his family.
The restraining order was served to Rogers and his family and lasts until June 29, 2013 and violation of the order could result in immediate jail time in a misdemeanor charge of up to 90 days with up to $1,000 fine. A felony charge levied would carry up to one year in jail and up to a $3,000 fine.
Other charges could also apply that would result in jail time maximizing out at ten years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
The restraining order prevents any contact between Rogers and his family and the neighbor’s family who filed the order.
Rogers and his family have up to 45 days to file for a hearing to ask the court to change or abandon the restraining order.