Rudy Gavaldon, who won a WSOP Online bracelet this year while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of his wife, has been recalled to jail after failing a drug test.
36-year-old Gavaldon bagged WSOP gold and $20,193 in online event #3 this June, the $500 NL Hold’em Turbo 6-Max, restricted to Michigan players.
He also picked up $1,242 for 10th spot in the opening event #1: $500 NL Hold’em Bankroll Builder and has a $2,858 cash from the WSOP Circuit Series $215 buy-in NLH PKO 6-max event.
It was soon discovered, however, that Rudy Gavaldon – an electrician who plays poker under the screen name of “Flyheim86” – was out on bond at the time for an alleged brutal assault on his wife, Lara Gavaldon.
Arrested for attempting to murder his wife!
Police were dispatched just after midnight on July 30th, 2022, to reports of a man “knocking on doors making statements that he was dying.” What they found instead was Rudy Gavaldon holding a child while his wife was yelling for help.
Lara Gavaldon was found to have significant wounds to her face and was treated for “life-threatening injuries”. Rudy Gavaldon was arrested for “assault with intent to commit murder,” according to the sheriff’s office.
A GoFundMe was set up by a friend of Lara Gavaldon, who has lost an eye as a result of the assault.
Rudy Galvadon violates bail after failing Drug test
Rudy Gavaldon was released in August 2022 pending trial, but last month he was recalled to jail after failing a drugs test.
Court records filed in Grand Traverse County, Michigan, show he was arraigned on August 1, 2023, for testing positive for opiates.
Although he pleaded not guilty to breaching his bail conditions he was found guilty on August 8th and returned to jail.
His lawyer’s request for the bail bond to be reinstated was rejected and Gavaldon is currently being held at the Grand Traverse County Correctional Facility.
His jury trial date was set late last month for January 9th to 11th 2024.